Monday, January 14, 2008

The Buying of the President 2008

The U.S. NGO Center for Public Integrity published the original Buying of the President in 1996, repeating the experience in 2000 and 2004. The different editions of the book explore the role and influence of big money in U.S. presidential politics.

The Center will publish a 2008 version of the book later this year. In the meantime, it has created a companion website:
"Like the book, this site explores the roles that money and special interests play in presidential politics. But unlike the book, which will provide a behind-the-scenes examination of how big money influences the presidential election process, this site is a work in progress — a continually updated window into the 2008 race that’s also richly supplemented with details, insights, and revelations from previous campaigns and, where feasible, those who engineered them."

"In addition to details about the 2008 candidates and their political benefactors, for example, the site includes everything from a history of money in presidential politics to in-depth, on-the-record interviews with current and former presidential candidates, consultants and strategists, donors and fundraisers, and academics who have studied the intricacies of the political system. What’s more, the site offers the Center for Public Integrity’s complete body of work on presidential elections, most notably cover-to-cover, full-text-searchable copies of the three previous books in the Buying of the President series."

So, if you want to keep up with what and whom money can and does buy in that Great Republic south of our borders, this is the site for you.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:42 pm


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