Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the real history of the corrupting influence of oligarchy in America-and how we can fight back.
Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. Talkers Magazine named him America's #1 most important progressive host and the host of one of the top ten talk radio shows in the country every year for over a decade. A four-time recipient of the Project Censored Award, Hartmann is also a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, translated in multiple languages. He was born in Michigan and retains strong ties to the Midwest, although he has lived in many regions. He now lives on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon.
"With his awesome command of history and politics, Thom Hartmann
presents a terrifying, captivating, and meticulously documented
analysis of the treachery by which the ruthlessly deranged gained
the loyalty of the desperate using money's power to corrupt. An
urgent and essential read for those who seek a world that works for
all." -David C. Korten, author of Change the Story, Change
"Thom Hartmann's must-read new book is equally frightening and inspiring. It offers both a dire warning about the threat posed to our nation by the growing power of oligarchs and a prescription on how to save our nation from it." -Dean Obeidallah, host of The Dean Obeidallah Show, SiriusXM Radio
"Thom Hartmann has written a chilling account of how far our nation has strayed from democracy and is slowly embracing oligarchy. His focus on possible remedies, however, is the chief virtue of this fine book." -Dan Sisson, author of The American Revolution of 1800
"Thom Hartmann is America's history teacher, a national treasure laying it out scary and clear: tyranny can happen here. Oligarchy's choking democracy." -Mimi Kennedy, actress, board member, Progressive Democrats of America
"For every American interested in protecting our democracy, everyone puzzled about how America came to the brink of authoritarian rule, and for all who enjoy a being educated and entertained by enthralling, eyeopening, riveting journey in U.S. history, the Hidden History of Oligarchy is a must read!" -Don Siegelman, former Governor of Alabama, author of Stealing Our Democracy
"Thom Hartmann shines a much-needed spotlight on the oligarchs' brutal class war as it now crescendos in the Trump era. He makes clear that if we understand exactly what we're up against, we can save our country, reject sociopathic greed and build an America that promotes shared prosperity." -David Sirota, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author
"I would gladly follow Thom Hartmann into hell. I'd be unafraid because with Thom there, I knew the Devil's minions couldn't touch me. I strongly cry huzzah for this latest course on teaching me what a Democracy is." -Ed Asner
"This absolutely brilliant book is an empowering call to action, as well as a beautifully concise summary of the US's historical battle to preserve democracy over repeated attempts by the oligarchy to create tyranny. A page-turning must read for all Americans at a time when tyranny's claws are digging very deep." -John Perkins, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Brilliantly illuminating of the reality of oligarchy in our past and our present and the imminent danger of oligarchy morphing into tyranny. On almost every page, I learned things that I should have known earlier as an American, but wasn't likely to find elsewhere. Urgently required reading if we are to advance toward democracy." -Daniel Ellsberg,