Ep. 87: Anne Nelson Explains the Right-wing Shadow Network And Its War on American Democracy and Freedom


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Anne Nelson is the author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. She is an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Nelson is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harper's, BBC, CBC, NPR and PBS.

Anne Nelson explains how a highly secretive right-wing alliance of Christian fascists, white supremacists, oil lobbyists, gun “rights” operatives, gangster capitalists and others operating under the banner of the Council for National Policy have been actively working to subvert American democracy and freedom for the last four decades.

She also details how the Trump’s regime's coup attempt on Jan. 6th was part of a much larger long-term plan to subvert and overthrow multiracial secular democracy.

And Nelson warns that many of the same Republicans and other members of the anti-democracy right-wing including QAnon cultists will likely gain even more power in the 2022 midterm elections as they work to stop Joe Biden and the Democrats’ efforts to protect democracy and improve American society.

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