Money, the Media, and Elections; Why the Classics Matter; Margaret Atwood; Re-electing President Obama

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Barack Obama arrives on stage  in Chicago, Illinois after winning the 2012 election November 7, 2012.

On today’s show: political journalist John Nichols talks about how the money we spend on political campaigns has come to define our elections and our democracy. We’ll find out why ancient Greek and Roman history still matters. Margaret Atwood discusses her latest novel, MaddAddam, which concludes her dystopian trilogy. Richard Wolffe takes us behind the scenes of President Obama’s re-election campaign to explain how marketers and admakers shaped his winning strategy.