Democracy in Deep Decay

Written on September 17th, 2002
William Greider talks about how big money has broken the American political machine and how lawyers and lobbyists undermine the process of lawmaking.

September 17, 2002  |  For 17 years, through his work on the pages of Rolling Stone — from the era of Blondie to Brittany, from Boy George to George W’s “Kenny Boy” Lay — I suspect one writer slipped more political information and consciousness into the minds of young people than anyone else. Before Michael Moore and the Web there was William Greider. Now national affairs correspondent for The Nation, Greider is the author of the national bestsellers “Who Will Tell the People?,” “Secrets of the Temple” and “One World, Ready or Not.”