Filthy Rich Politicians: The Swamp Creatures, Latte Liberals, and Ruling-Class Elites Cashing in on America
These are your elected officials. Some are slyly taking advantage of the system. They are hoping no one is savvy enough to notice. But Matt Lewis has. And this is what he’s learned.
Today’s politicians are an unsavory lot—a hybrid of plutocrats and hypocrites. And it’s worse (and more laughable) than you can imagine. Lewis will introduce you to a crop of latte liberals, ivy league populists, insider traders, trust-fund babies, and swamp creatures as he exposes how truly ludicrous money in politics has gotten.
“Political books aren’t supposed to be funny. Funny books aren’t supposed to be political. How Matt Lewis has managed to write a book about politics that’s both funny and wise is a puzzle that can only be solved by reading it—which you should do, preferably before next election day.”―Andrew Ferguson, contributing writer at The Atlantic and author of Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College
“Matt is one of the few people who could have told this story in a way that anyone can hear it. While he is relentless in exposing how politics has become both fueled by and an engine for extreme wealth, he is never bitter, angry, or cruel.”―Batya Ungar-Sargon, author of Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy
“How our class of politicians got so rich, and what should be done about it, are questions that have long deserved the thoughtful attention Matt Lewis gives them. You’ll howl—but you’ll also learn.”―Ramesh Ponnuru, editor of National Review
“The most important crisis in American political life is the massive breach between the country’s tiny ruling class and everyone else. In Filthy Rich Politicians, Matt Lewis adeptly unites his personal experiences, user-friendly prose and ample data to provide an indispensable diagnosis of how and why this happened, along with solutions which are both provocative and thought-provoking.”―Glenn Greenwald, journalist, author, host of System Update, and cofounder of The Intercept
“This was a fun read—very dishy.”―Mediaite
“Matt Lewis takes no prisoners in this powerful book exposing politicos on both sides of the aisle. A must read.”―Peter Schweizer, bestselling author of Throw Them All Out and Clinton Cash
“With his new book, [Lewis] performs a valued public service, shining a searing light on the gap between the elites of both parties and the citizenry in whose name they claim to govern…Lewis’s book is breezy and readable. Better yet, it strafes them all. The Bidens and Clintons, the Trumps and Kushners, right and left – all get savaged.”―The Guardian
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Matt K. Lewis is a Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website focused on politics and pop culture.