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The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy

Byron York

"We have to fight back." -Al Franken The Left is angry-angry at President George W. Bush, the war in Iraq, the "right-wing media," and more. And as National Review investigative writer Byron York reveals in this stunning, meticulously reported book, liberal activists have harnessed that anger to build the biggest, richest, and best organized political movement in American history. Indeed, the Left's failure to oust President Bush in 2004 has obscured the fact that this new movement has transformed American politics. York documents the staggering scope of liberals' efforts-the record sums of money spent, the "shell game" financial maneuvers, the close coordination between "nonpartisan" groups and the Democratic Party, the revolutionary approaches to fund-raising and reaching out to voters, the pioneering use of movies and websites as campaign tools, and more. The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy provides a startling behind-the-scenes look at this powerful liberal movement. York brings the reader into secret powwows at Soros's Hamptons estate, into the Chinese restaurant where MoveOn is born, to a gala event where Al Franken rants about the evils of the right wing, to fund-raisers where liberals openly mock the election laws they're ignoring, to the movie premiere where Michael Moore is feted by top-ranking Democrats, into the Washington restaurant where Democratic operatives hatch their plan, and to many other spots along the way. One thing above all becomes clear: Despite their failure to win in 2004, liberals will only keep improving the well-oiled political machine they built. A Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club From the Hardcover edition.

"We have to fight back." -Al Franken The Left is angry-angry at President George W. Bush, the war in Iraq, the "right-wing media," and more. And as National Review investigative writer Byron York reveals in this stunning, meticulously reported book, liberal activists have harnessed that anger to build the biggest, richest, and best organized political movement in American history. Indeed, the Left's failure to oust President Bush in 2004 has obscured the fact that this new movement has transformed American politics. York documents the staggering scope of liberals' efforts-the record sums of money spent, the "shell game" financial maneuvers, the close coordination between "nonpartisan" groups and the Democratic Party, the revolutionary approaches to fund-raising and reaching out to voters, the pioneering use of movies and websites as campaign tools, and more. The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy provides a startling behind-the-scenes look at this powerful liberal movement. York brings the reader into secret powwows at Soros's Hamptons estate, into the Chinese restaurant where MoveOn is born, to a gala event where Al Franken rants about the evils of the right wing, to fund-raisers where liberals openly mock the election laws they're ignoring, to the movie premiere where Michael Moore is feted by top-ranking Democrats, into the Washington restaurant where Democratic operatives hatch their plan, and to many other spots along the way. One thing above all becomes clear: Despite their failure to win in 2004, liberals will only keep improving the well-oiled political machine they built. A Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club From the Hardcover edition.
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"We have to fight back." -Al Franken The Left is angry-angry at President George W. Bush, the war in Iraq, the "right-wing media," and more. And as National Review investigative writer Byron York reveals in this stunning, meticulously reported book, liberal activists have harnessed that anger to build the biggest, richest, and best organized political movement in American history. Indeed, the Left's failure to oust President Bush in 2004 has obscured the fact that this new movement has transformed American politics. York documents the staggering scope of liberals' efforts-the record sums of money spent, the "shell game" financial maneuvers, the close coordination between "nonpartisan" groups and the Democratic Party, the revolutionary approaches to fund-raising and reaching out to voters, the pioneering use of movies and websites as campaign tools, and more. The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy provides a startling behind-the-scenes look at this powerful liberal movement. York brings the reader into secret powwows at Soros's Hamptons estate, into the Chinese restaurant where MoveOn is born, to a gala event where Al Franken rants about the evils of the right wing, to fund-raisers where liberals openly mock the election laws they're ignoring, to the movie premiere where Michael Moore is feted by top-ranking Democrats, into the Washington restaurant where Democratic operatives hatch their plan, and to many other spots along the way. One thing above all becomes clear: Despite their failure to win in 2004, liberals will only keep improving the well-oiled political machine they built. A Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:15