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Broke the Koch Brothers' Takeover of America
What You Should Know / October 16, 2013

Meet_Charles_Koch_s_Brain_-_Mark_Ames_-_NSFWCORP.pdf__page_1_of_24_ -- What makes Charles Koch tick? Despite decades of building the nation’s most impressive ideological and influence-peddling network, from ideas-mills to think-tanks to policy-lobbying machines, the Koch brothers only really came to public prominence in the past couple of years. Since then we’ve learned a lot about the billionaire siblings’ vast web of influence and power in American politics and ideas. Yet, for all that attention, there are still big holes in our knowledge of the Kochs. In particular what drives them and who their influences are. And that’s a shame because, in the case of Charles Koch, his influences are in many ways more interesting, and more sinister, than the man himself. Back in the early-mid 1960s, Charles Koch was just another 20-something oil heir. It was then that he first encountered a libertarian guru by the name of Robert LeFevre.

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