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The Council for National Policy is the right's shadow network.

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They get involved at a local or state level in elections. They whip up anxiety about a proposition or piece of legislation or a candidate - often under false pretenses, putting out information that is incorrect, and then they'll use that to create coattails for Republican candidates. In that way they put Democratic candidates at a disadvantage. They destroy their center of gravity.

Writer Anne Nelson explores the power and influence of the Council for National Policy over US politics and the modern conversative movement - a network of right wing donors, media owners and strategists radicalizing fundamentalist Christian voters with misinformation campaigns to hold political power and throttle remaining democratic controls over the government.

Anne is author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right from Bloomsbury.

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Anne Nelson

Anne Nelson is an author and lecturer in the fields of international affairs, media and human rights.

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