Corporate CEOs want you to believe that they are fighting for democracy and equality, and the business press has often portrayed executives as the saviors of our society. But a terrific new essay examines why this is a fantasy – and why Democrats should avoid trying to link their political fortunes to the alleged benevolence of corporations.

Also In Today’s Weekend Reader:

• A fascinating look at the school textbooks that right-wing senators learned from when they were kids.

Big Short director Adam McKay on how to be political, entertaining, and not destroy the world in the process.

• How and why the Pentagon started taking UFOs seriously again.

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