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The real threat in the U.S. election. (It’s not Donald Trump.)

The real threat in the U.S. election. (It’s not Donald Trump.)

Author Jane Mayer explores the Koch brothers, the U.S. political right and the future of politics in America in this Maclean’s article, ahead of her talk at UBC on Sept. 23 as part of the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies fall series on the U.S. Election. Find the Maclean’s article here. Jane examines how a clutch of wealthy conservatives have unparalleled influence among top Republican politicians—and their ideas have been seeded by think tanks and academics those same businessmen have funded. As Jane shares “It’s hard to look at Trump as a hopeful sign because, in his own way, he is offering false solutions to many problems. The possibility exists that the Kochs will walk away with even more power if Trump’s defeated.” Jane Mayer is a staff writer at the New Yorker and author of the best-selling book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. We welcome you to share your comments on Jane Mayer’s article below.