Stench: The Making of the Thomas Court and the Unmaking of America (Hardcover)

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A blistering exposé of Clarence Thomas and the conservative regime of corruption that has usurped the Supreme Court—by a Democratic activist and former Republican political operative

Public confidence in the Supreme Court has plummeted to new lows in the last few years—and for good reason. In the past three decades, six conservative justices have gained a supermajority through questionable means: a dubious intervention in a presidential election, perjury during Senate testimony, and a GOP Senate Leader’s unethical blockade of a Supreme Court nomination. Behind this strategic dismantling of our Supreme Court is a vast, well-funded political machine—backed by the extreme right-wing Federalist Society, the notoriously secretive Catholic organization Opus Dei, and GOP megadonors operating from behind closed doors.

Armed with an insider’s perspective from his time within the conservative movement, David Brock reveals how the efforts to stack the Court in service of extreme right-wing interests stem from a decades-long strategy to weaponize our judicial system into an extension of the Republican Party itself. Stench investigates the ethics scandals that surround Clarence Thomas and his wife, the right-wing activist Ginni Thomas, culling new material from Thomas’s accusers, along with original reporting and Brock’s firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of the GOP. Stench is a staggering exposé, one that only Brock could write—exhaustive in its research and revelatory in its access to the world of what has effectively become the Thomas Court.

About the Author


David Brock is a Democratic activist and widely published author. In 2004, Brock founded Media Matters for America, the nation’s premiere progressive media watchdog group. Following the 2010 elections, Brock founded the Super PAC American Bridge, which works to elect Democrats. Brock is a New York Times best-selling author. Among his books are the memoir Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative, Killing the Messenger: The Right Wing Plot to Hijack Your Government, The Republican Noise Machine and The Fox Effect. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, and Salon. POLITICO named Brock one of the “30 Most Powerful People in Trump’s DC.”


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593802144
ISBN-10: 0593802144
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English