In the wake of the 1964 Goldwater campaign, three young men decided to start the Council for National Policy in order to take back the country for God–and themselves. They joined forces with an army of clergy, big donors, and media moguls in order to take back America. This “shadow network,” as the journalist Anne Nelson calls it is the secretive, but pervasive force that has overtaken the GOP and infiltrated every level and every corner of this country’s politics. Interview: Anne Nelson, author of Shadow Network, and faculty at Columbia University.
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