Bohemian Grove, an all-male club for the rich and powerful, is in the news after it was reported that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited the retreat with a billionaire friend.
A report by investigative news outlet ProPublica revealed that Justice Thomas accepted luxury trips around the world from billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow. This included a visit to the Bohemian Grove.
Located in remote Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, Bohemian Grove’s exclusivity and secrecy has inspired both protests and conspiracy theories.
The club that runs the retreat insists that business talk is forbidden. But reports say some of America’s most powerful men have cut deals and networked amid an odd assortment of performances and rituals at the 150-year-old club.
Clarence Thomas and Bohemian Grove: What goes on at the all-male club? – BBC NewsClarence Thomas and Bohemian Grove: What goes on at the all-male club? – BBC News