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Dark quadrant : organized crime, big business, and the corruption of American democracy / Jonathan Marshall.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.
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Meyersdale Public Library 364.106 MARSHALL (Text) 30512005382401 MEYM Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538142493
  • ISBN: 153814249X
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Organized crime and corruption in the Truman administration -- Anti-communism : mobsters, the FBI, and the China lobby -- The Dominican connection : dictators, mobsters, and Caribbean intrigues -- The friends of LBJ--I : Bobby Baker and the mob -- The friends of LBJ--II : the Murchisons -- Henry Crown, the Chicago Outfit, and the TFX scandal -- President Nixon and the mob, 1969-1974 -- Nixon, Howard Hughes, the CIA, and the mob : the road to Watergate -- From Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.
Summary, etc.:
"From Truman to Trump, the deep corruption of our political leaders unveiled. Many critiques of the Trump era contrast it with the latter half of the twentieth century, when the United States seemed governed more by statesmen than by special interests. Without denying the extraordinary vigor of President Trump's assault on traditional ethical and legal norms, Jonathan Marshall challenges the myth of a golden age of American democracy. Drawing on a host of original archival sources, he tells a shocking story of how well-protected criminals systematically organized the corruption of American national politics after World War II. Marshall begins by tracing the extraordinary scandals of President Truman, whose political career was launched by the murderous Pendergast machine in Missouri. He goes on to highlight the role of organized crime in the rise of McCarthyism during the Cold War, the near-derailment of Vice President Johnson's political career owing to two mob-related scandals, and Nixon's career-long association with underworld figures. The book culminates with a discussion of Donald Trump's unique history of relations with the traditional American Mafia and newer transnational gangs like the Russian Mafia-and how the latter led to his historic impeachment by the House of Representatives"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Political corruption > United States > History.
Organized crime > Political aspects > United States > History.
Big business > Political aspects > United States > History.
Business and politics > United States > History.
Democracy > United States > History.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1989.
United States > Politics and government > 1989-

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