The U.S. senator for Rhode Island and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate floor in his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. Senator Whitehouse combines history, legal scholarship, and personal experiences to provide a comprehensive explanation of what’s gone wrong, exposing multiple avenues through which our government has been infiltrated and disabled by corporate powers.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse represents Rhode Island in the United States Senate. He has served as Rhode Island’s United States Attorney and as the state Attorney General, as well as its top business regulator. He is the author of two books and has written opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and U.S. News & World Report, among other outlets.