Infiltrated Officially a Best Seller

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The New York Times pre-publishes its best seller list and there it is, for “August 25”, Infiltrated by Discovery Senior Fellow Jay Richards is Number 4.

Infiltrated (McGraw-Hill Education) provides riveting revelations of hypocrisy by extremely well-founded pseudo-reformers who helped collapse the housing economy with unsupportable below-grade loans. The pseudo-reformers made a killing for themselves, then used their money to fund attacks on the financial system. That they were remarkably successful and that their handiwork is still evident should wake up even callous progressive consciences.

Of course, the New York Times, which has not reviewed the book, describes it in an invidious way calculated to keep readers from buying a copy: “An argument that financial reformers have infiltrated American institutions and are waging war against free enterprise.”

Hey, New York Times, it’s not that “financial reformers” have infiltrated “American institutions,” but that the so-called reformers are arrogant frauds who deceived everyone, including you, as to their ultimate aims. Among those they have hurt most are the poor people of this country. Many of those poor were middle-class until lives were undermined by government “reforms” ostensibly enacted to help them.

Bruce Chapman

Cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Discovery Institute
Bruce Chapman has had a long career in American politics and public policy at the city, state, national, and international levels. Elected to the Seattle City Council and as Washington State's Secretary of State, he also served in several leadership posts in the Reagan administration, including ambassador. In 1991, he founded the public policy think tank Discovery Institute, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board and director of the Chapman Center on Citizen Leadership.