Right-Wing Infrastructure: Powell Memo

How the “Powell Memo” Generated
$Billions for Right-Wing Institutions

Bellow is a collection of online resources that explain the history of how the corporate/economic libertarian/Christian Right alliance built a network of institutions to rule America despite the internal cleavages in the set of projects funded.

From the Right

Powell Archives
The Powell Memorandum
Full Text
http://law2.wlu.edu/powellarchives/page.asp?pageid=1251

The Power of Ideas
The Heritage Foundation at 25 Years
by Lee Edwards
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/e/edwards-ideas.html

 

Conventional Analysis

Power, Politics and Powell
by Gary Robertson
Richmond Magazine
http://richmondmagazine.com/news/features/lewis-powell-jr-manifesto/

When Billionaires Become Educational Experts
“Venture philanthropists” push for the privatization of public education.
By Kevin K. Kumashiro
https://www.aaup.org/article/when-billionaires-become-educational-experts

How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy:
Business didn’t always have so much power in Washington.
Atlantic Magazine
by Lee Drutman, April 20, 2015
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/how-corporate-lobbyists-conquered-american-democracy/390822/

The Powell Memo (also known as the Powell Manifesto)
Reclaim Democracy:
Restoring Citizen Authority over Corporations
http://reclaimdemocracy.org/powell_memo_lewis/

 

Progressive POV

The Real History of ‘Corporate Personhood’: Meet the Man to Blame for Corporations Having More Rights Than You

The real history of today’s excessive corporate power starts with a tobacco lawyer appointed to the Supreme Court.

Corporate Lobby:
Transforming the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Powell Memo Blueprint: Impact on Political Action
Greenpeace
(Contains useful list of other resources with links)

Powell Memo Blueprint: Impact on Political Action

Achieving Democracy:
The Future of Progressive Regulation
Oxford University Press
Sidney A. Shapiro  and Joseph P. Tomain
January 6, 2014
http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.001.0001/acprof-9780199965540

Who’s Behind the Attack on Liberal Professors?
by Dave Johnson
http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/1244