Christopher Leonard – January 23rd

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Read the student blog post about this dinner!

The Core Pathways Salon Series welcomed Christopher Leonard for a conversation on his latest research on corporate power in America. Core Pathways students and others in the Georgetown community were invited to participate.

Christopher Leonard is a business reporter whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the author of The Meat Racket, a deep look at the industrialization and corporatization of the American meat industry. Most recently, he wrote Kochland, The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America. This book explores the growth of the private industrial conglomerate and modern American business history.

Background Reading

New York Times Book Review of Kochland

The review of Leonard’s book complements his excellent reporting, unbiased perspective, and skill of uncovering the biography of a secretive and multinational company. 

Yes, America is Rigged: Here is What I learned from Reporting on Koch Industries

Leonard’s summary in Time on his reporting and corporations’ effect on Democracy.

David Koch was the Ultimate Climate Change DenierLeonard’s article in the New York Times details how Koch built a political machine to sew doubt on climate change in order to support his fossil-fuels empire.