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Creating the Koch Dynasty


Along with the Rockefellers and Kennedys, the Kochs are among America's most influential dynasties. Fred Koch built a business empire and helped create the ultraconservative John Birch Society. When he died in 1967, his four sons waged war over their inheritance. But that legacy allowed controversial brothers Charles and David to become two of the world's wealthiest men and a powerful force in American politics. Thursday, biographer Daniel Schulman joins Doug to talk about the dynamics that created the Koch family.

Daniel Schulman is a senior editor at Mother Jones. His book is called Sons of Wichita:  How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty [Amazon|Indiebound]