American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
A multigenerational saga of two families, who rose from immigrant roots to the pinnacle of wealth and power, that tracks the unraveling of American democracy.
In American Oligarchs, award-winning investigative journalist Andrea Bernstein tells the story of the Trump and Kushner families like never before. Their journey to the White House is a story of survival and loss,...more
She traces the histories of the Trumps and the Kushners from their European roots and the way they wove their ways into the prominent super rich power brokers that they are today.
I’m writing this review as the third impeachment trial in our history is sputtering toward yet more lack of consequences for Putin and his puppet president of the disunited States. The laws I grew up thinking were a set ...more
You probably know less about the Kushners, though. And what you know less about is how they were able to purchase political influence and just how easily they avoided taxes. This book did nothing to improve my opinion of either Albany or Trenton. The late Gov. Mario Cuomo got one point for not falling for ...more
While the author does not uncover any new revelations, she weaves together the many threads of these two families over time to reveal a tapestry of wealth, greed, deception, intimidation and fraud that now threatens the very fabric of the American ...more
It is not an easy read if you love America and believe in the value of American democracy. Yet it is a worthwhile read, in my view. You cannot begin to undo damage or regulate against it until you begin to understand the nature, scope, harm and future ramifications of