Lobbyists Offer Dictators a Door to D.C. Foreign governments with poor records on human rights, democracy, and freedom of press still manage to find friends in high places in Washington. Ken Silverstein, Washington editor of Harper's Magazine, went undercover to find out just how far some lobbyists go to promote the interests of dictators.
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Lobbyists Offer Dictators a Door to D.C.

Lobbyists Offer Dictators a Door to D.C.

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Foreign governments with poor records on human rights, democracy, and freedom of press still manage to find friends in high places in Washington. Ken Silverstein, Washington editor of Harper's Magazine, went undercover to find out just how far some lobbyists go to promote the interests of dictators.

Ken Silverstein, Washington editor, Harper's Magazine

B. Jay Cooper, deputy managing director, APCO, Washington, D.C.