Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer is an American investigative journalist and author who has written for The New Yorker since 1995. She covers politics, culture, and national security, previously working for The Wall Street Journal. Mayer is known for her books on American politics and the influence of money on public policy, such as 'Dark Money' and 'The Dark Side'.


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  1. 1. Dark Money: The Hidden History Of The Billionaires Behind The Rise Of The Radical Righ

    "Dark Money" by Jane Mayer is an investigative book that delves into the secretive world of political funding by wealthy individuals and corporations. Mayer exposes the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right, including the Koch brothers and their network of donors. She reveals how these donors have used their enormous wealth to shape American politics and policy, pushing their own interests and agendas while undermining democracy. Mayer's book is a sobering reminder of the dangers of unchecked political influence by the ultra-wealthy.

    The 5801st Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Dark Side

    "The Dark Side" by Jane Mayer is a non-fiction book that explores the use of torture and other controversial tactics by the United States government in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Mayer details the decision-making process behind the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, and the legal and ethical debates surrounding them. She also examines the impact of these tactics on the individuals who were subjected to them, as well as the broader implications for American democracy and human rights. The book draws on extensive research and interviews with key players in the Bush administration, as well as classified documents and memos.

    The 7823rd Greatest Book of All Time