Harper's Tories May Have Perfected Dumb, Dishonest, Attack-Dog Politics, But They Didn't Invent It

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The current issue of The New Yorker contains an absorbing piece by Jill Lepore on Campaigns Inc., the "first political consulting firm in the history of the world." Established in 1933 by a pair of former journalists, the firm went on to win 70 of 75 elections for its clients over the next two decades, in the process writing the rules for every campaign that was to follow.

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