Everybody Knows: Corruption in America (Hardback)
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Everybody Knows: Corruption in America (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages
Published: 06/08/2020
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America is corrupted, and everybody knows it. Vested interests have bent government powers to serve themselves, not the citizens, with dizzying results -- egregious Supreme Court rulings, revolving doors and cozy deals between the state and the private sector, and forty years of financial meltdowns.

In this blistering book, Sarah Chayes shows that today's corruption -- even the venality of the Trump administration -- is part of global history, going back to the invention of money itself. We're not dealing with 'bad apples' lining individual pockets, but the widespread standard practice of sophisticated networks spanning political and national boundaries. But we can change this, individually, collectively and politically.

Searching and unflinching, 'Everybody Knows' exposes a rigged system that strangles democracy, calling on readers everywhere to challenge it.

Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781787383807
Number of pages: 376
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Sweeping and remarkably clear-eyed ... Chayes's research dazzles. This intricate and impressive exposé will galvanise readers to take action.' - Publishers Weekly

'Few people know the methods and strategies of the corrupt like Sarah Chayes. After combating corruption in the developing world, she now takes aim at the United States, where conflicts of interest, bribery and collusion are not an anomaly but a commonplace reality. Every person concerned about corruption should read this book.' - Frederik Obermaier, investigative journalist and co-author of 'The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money'

'Both right and left revile "the swamp", but Sarah Chayes is the first to provide a gripping and lucid--to say nothing of brave--account of how sophisticated self-dealing networks of every stripe are rigging the rules and poisoning our politics. If you want to save America, this might just be the most important book to read now.' - Nancy MacLean, author of 'Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America'

' "Everybody Knows" exposes America's dark secret hiding in plain sight: corruption. While the United States rightly lectures the world about the perils of corruption, Chayes explains how America's own corrupt practices have been legalised and normalised. An important book for understanding the pervasive rot of American corruption--and how to remove it.' - Brian Klaas, author of 'The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy'

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