Sunday Reads: Corruption Junction…What’s your Function?Posted: October 22, 2017
Sitting on a hotel bed on Friday night, watching Maddow, I was introduced to this woman:
Video of the interview is at this link:
This quote is from her book, Thieves of State:
Corruption, it made plain, was not solely a humanitarian affair, an issue touching on principles or values alone. It was a matter of national security—Afghan national security and, by extension, that of the United States. And if corruption was driving people to violent revolt in Afghanistan, it was probably doing likewise in other places. Acute government corruption may in fact lie at the root of some of the world’s most dangerous and disruptive security challenges—among them the spread of violent extremism. That basic fact, elusive to this day, is what this book seeks to demonstrate.
I wish I could imbed the whole first chapter, because it grabs you immediately.
Here are some links and pdf downloads to take a look at:
Leading corruption expert explains how Trump has created a ‘kleptocracy’ — and how it might be his undoing
This week Sarah wrote and filed an amicus brief, follow this link to read that brief that Maddow sites in the interview.
I hope that these links work, I’m doing this post on my phone in a hotel room in Helen GA.
This is an open thread.