“Ari Rabin-Havt tells the truth, and that’s something rare in Washington, D.C.”
—Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader
“After 30 years in politics I thought I was beyond the ability to be shocked. Until I read Ari Rabin-Hapt’s new book. Lies Inc. exposes the dark underbelly of the lobbying/bullshit complex in Washington. with rigorous documentation, Ari lays bear the deception, dishonesty, and duplicity powerful interests use to manipulate Washington. An important book for everyone who is angry – and an essential one for anyone isn’t angry yet.”
— Paul Begala
In today’s post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt presents a revelatory history of this industry—which he’s dubbed Lies, Incorporated—and show how it has crippled legislative progress on issues including tobacco regulation, public health care, climate change, gun control, immigration, abortion, and same-sex marriage. Eye-opening and indispensible, Lies, Incorporated takes an unflinching look at the powerful network of politicians and special interest groups that have launched coordinated assaults on the truth to shape American politics.
“A damning jeremiad on how modern public policy can be exploited by corporate chicanery.”
“This book is a must-read if you want to understand the intentional manipulation of truth that is blocking progressive change.”
—Thom Hartmann, Host of The Thom Hartmann Program
“A provocative, powerful expose, shining a bright, penetrating light on the role deliberate lies play in Washington policy-making.”
—Nancy Altman, co-author of Social Security Works!
“Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how our policy-making process has been hijacked by special interests.”
—Rep. Keith Ellison, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus