Profiles in Corruption

Profiles in Corruption
Author: Peter Schweizer
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 0062897926
ISBN 13: 9780062897923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profiles in Corruption Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Washington insiders operate by a proven credo: When a Peter Schweizer book drops, duck and brace for impact. For over a decade, the work of six-time New York Times bestselling investigative reporter Peter Schweizer has sent shockwaves through the political universe. Clinton Cash revealed the Clintons’ international money flow, exposed global corruption, and sparked an FBI investigation. Secret Empires exposed bipartisan corruption and launched congressional investigations. And Throw Them All Out and Extortion prompted passage of the STOCK Act. Indeed, Schweizer’s “follow the money” bombshell revelations have been featured on the front pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and regularly appear on national news programs, including 60 Minutes. Now Schweizer and his team of seasoned investigators turn their focus to the nation’s top progressives—politicians who strive to acquire more government power to achieve their political ends. Can they be trusted with more power? In Profiles in Corruption, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America’s top political leaders. And, as usual, he doesn’t disappoint, with never-before-reported revelations that uncover corruption and abuse of power—all backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe. Learn about how they are making sweetheart deals, generating side income, bending the law to their own benefits, using legislation to advance their own interests, and much more. Profiles in Corruption contains tomorrow’s headlines.

Profiles in Corruption

Profiles in Corruption
Author: Peter Schweizer
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 9780062897930
ISBN 13: 0062897934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profiles in Corruption Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Washington insiders operate by a proven credo: when a Peter Schweizer book drops, duck and brace for impact. For over a decade, the work of five-time New York Times bestselling investigative reporter Peter Schweizer has sent shockwaves through the political universe. Clinton Cash revealed the Clintons' international money flow, exposed global corruption, and sparked an FBI investigation. Secret Empires exposed bipartisan corruption and launched congressional investigations. And Throw Them All Out and Extortion prompted passage of the STOCK Act. Indeed, Schweizer's "follow the money" bombshell revelations have been featured on the front pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and regularly appear on national news programs, including 60 Minutes. Now Schweizer and his team of seasoned investigators turn their focus to the nation's top progressives--politicians who strive to acquire more government power to achieve their political ends. Can they be trusted with more power? In Profiles in Corruption, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America's top political leaders. And, as usual, he doesn't disappoint, with never-before-reported revelations that uncover corruption and abuse of power--all backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe. Learn about how they are making sweetheart deals, generating side income, bending the law to their own benefits, using legislation to advance their own interests, and much more. Profiles in Corruption contains tomorrow's headlines.

SUMMARY Of Profiles in Corruption

SUMMARY Of Profiles in Corruption
Author: Onehour Reads
Publsiher: Knowledge Crave
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2020-01-25
ISBN 10: 9781950284887
ISBN 13: 1950284883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SUMMARY Of Profiles in Corruption Book Review:

A Comprehensive Summary Of Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite by Peter Schweizer About the Original Book In the book "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite" by Peter Schweizer, Schweizer, offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America's top political leaders. And, as usual, he doesn't disappoint, with never-before-reported revelations that uncover corruption and abuse of power--all backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe. Learn about how they are making sweetheart deals, generating side income, bending the law to their own benefits, using legislation to advance their own interests, and much more. About this Summary This summary guide is proudly brought to you by OneHour Reads. It contains a comprehensive, well detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Peter Schweizer. It summarizes the book in detail, to help people effectively understand, articulate and imbibe the original work by the Schweizer and his team. Disclaimer: This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it.

Throw Them All Out

Throw Them All Out
Author: Peter Schweizer
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0547573146
ISBN 13: 9780547573144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Throw Them All Out Book Review:

The author of The Bushes offers his views on the corruption that he believes runs rampant in the American government.

Do As I Say Not As I Do

Do As I Say  Not As I Do
Author: Peter Schweizer
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2006-10
ISBN 10: 0767919025
ISBN 13: 9780767919029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do As I Say Not As I Do Book Review:

The author of The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty provides a hard-hitting critique of the liberal life and of the contradictions between public stances and real-life behavior among prominent liberals, including Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, George Soros, the Kennedys, Michael Moore, and Barbra Streisand. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Culture of Corruption

Culture of Corruption
Author: Michelle Malkin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2010-08-09
ISBN 10: 1596986468
ISBN 13: 9781596986466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture of Corruption Book Review:

Barack Obama's approval ratings are at an all-time low. A recent Gallup poll found that half of the Americans polled said Obama did not deserve a second term. Weary of the corruption that gushes from the White House faster than a Gulf Coast oil spill, voters are ready to put a cap on smear campaigns, pay-to-play schemes, recess appointments, and Chicago politics. In the updated paperback edition of her #1 New York Times bestselling book Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, Michelle Malkin says, "I told you so," citing a new host of examples of Obama's broken promises and brass knuckled Chicago way.

Extortion

Extortion
Author: Peter Schweizer
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0544103343
ISBN 13: 9780544103344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extortion Book Review:

Argues that politicians in Congress are extorting money from corporations and the people and then use it to buy each other's votes.

On Corruption in America

On Corruption in America
Author: Sarah Chayes
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN 10: 0525563938
ISBN 13: 9780525563938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Corruption in America Book Review:

From the prizewinning journalist and internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, comes a major work that looks homeward to America, exploring the insidious, dangerous networks of corruption of our past, present, and precarious future. "If you want to save America, this might just be the most important book to read now." --Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Corruption, she argues, is an operating system of sophisticated networks in which government officials, key private-sector interests, and out-and-out criminals interweave. Their main objective: not to serve the public but to maximize returns for network members. In this unflinching exploration of corruption in America, Chayes exposes how corruption has thrived within our borders, from the titans of America's Gilded Age (Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, et al.) to the collapse of the stock market in 1929, the Great Depression, and FDR's New Deal; from Joe Kennedy's years of banking, bootlegging, machine politics, and pursuit of infinite wealth to the deregulation of the Reagan Revolution--undermining this nation's proud middle class and union members. She then brings us up to the present as she shines a light on the Clinton policies of political favors and personal enrichment and documents Trump's hydra-headed network of corruption, which aimed to systematically undo the Constitution and our laws. Ultimately and most importantly, Chayes reveals how corrupt systems are organized, how they enable bad actors to bend the rules so their crimes are covered legally, how they overtly determine the shape of our government, and how they affect all levels of society, especially when the corruption is overlooked and downplayed by the rich and well-educated.

Secret Empires

Secret Empires
Author: Peter Schweizer
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 0062943340
ISBN 13: 9780062943347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Empires Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Clinton Cash comes an explosive new political expose!

Breaking the News

Breaking the News
Author: Alex Marlow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 1982160764
ISBN 13: 9781982160760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking the News Book Review:

From the editor in chief of Breitbart News, a firsthand account of how the establishment media became weaponized against Donald Trump and his supporters on behalf of the political left. Alex Marlow was just a twenty-one-year-old UC Berkeley student when renowned media mogul Andrew Breitbart hired him as his first employee. Breitbart began mentoring Marlow on how to fight the culture war one headline at a time and to remain resilient in the face of personal attacks. Now, in this eye-opening and timely book, Marlow explains how the establishment press destroyed its own credibility with a relentless stream of “fake news” designed to smear Donald Trump and his supporters while advancing a leftist agenda. He also reveals key details on how our information gatekeepers truly operate and why America’s “fake news” moment might never end. Breitbart—and Trump—began banging the drum about “fake news” during the 2016 election, and it resonated with millions of voters because they intuitively knew the corporate media was willing to say or write anything to achieve their political ends. It’s a battle cry that continues to this day. Alex and his team of researchers elucidate the stunning details of the key “fake news” moments of the Trump era and take a deep dive into some of the right’s favorite media targets: from Bloomberg, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times to the tech elite in Silicon Valley. Deeply researched and eye-opening, Breaking the News rips back the curtain on the inner workings of how the establishment media weaponizes information to achieve their political and cultural ends.

Clinton Cash A Graphic Novel

Clinton Cash  A Graphic Novel
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-08-08
ISBN 10: 1621576329
ISBN 13: 9781621576327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinton Cash A Graphic Novel Book Review:

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Corruptible

Corruptible
Author: Brian Klaas
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN 10: 198215411X
ISBN 13: 9781982154110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corruptible Book Review:

A provocative and revelatory look at what power is, who gets it, and what happens when they do, based on over 500 interviews with those who (for a while, at least) have had the upper hand—from the creator of the Power Corrupts podcast and Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas. Does power corrupt, or are corrupt people drawn to power? Are entrepreneurs who embezzle and cops who kill the result of poorly designed systems or are they just bad people? Are tyrants made or born? If you were suddenly thrust into a position of power, would you be able to resist the temptation to line your pockets or seek revenge against your enemies? To answer these questions, Corruptible draws on over 500 interviews with some of the world’s top leaders—from the noblest to the dirtiest—including presidents and philanthropists as well as rebels, cultists, and dictators. Some of the fascinating insights include: how facial appearance determines who we pick as leaders, why narcissists make more money, why some people don’t want power at all and others are drawn to it out of a psychopathic impulse, and why being the “beta” (second in command) may actually be the optimal place for health and well-being. Corruptible also features a wealth of counterintuitive examples from history and social science: you’ll meet the worst bioterrorist in American history, hit the slopes with a ski instructor who once ruled Iraq, and learn why the inability of chimpanzees to play baseball is central to the development of human hierarchies. Based on deep, unprecedented research from around the world, Corruptible will challenge your most basic assumptions about becoming a leader and what might happen to your head when you get there. It also provides a roadmap to avoiding classic temptations, suggesting a series of reforms that would facilitate better people finding a path to power—and ensuring that power purifies rather than corrupts.

The Money and the Power

The Money and the Power
Author: Sally Denton,Roger Morris
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2002-05-07
ISBN 10: 0375414444
ISBN 13: 9780375414442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Money and the Power Book Review:

Las Vegas—the name evokes images of divorce and dice, gangsters and glitz. But beneath it all is a sordid history that is much more insidious and far-reaching than ever imagined. The Money and the Power is the most comprehensive look yet at Las Vegas and its breadth of influence. Based on five years of intensive research and interviewing, Sally Denton and Roger Morris reveal the city’s historic network of links to Wall Street, international drug traffickers, and the CIA. In doing so, they expose the disturbing connections amongst politicians, businessmen, and the criminals that harness these illegal activities. Through this lucid and gripping indictment of Las Vegas, Morris and Denton uncover a national ethic of exploitation, violence, and greed, and provide a provocative reinterpretation of twentieth-century American history. Now this neon maelstrom of ruthlessness and greed stands to not as an aberrant “sin city,” but as a natural outgrowth of the corruption and worship of money that have come to permeate American life.

Compromised

Compromised
Author: Seamus Bruner
Publsiher: Bombardier Books
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2018-08-16
ISBN 10: 1642930768
ISBN 13: 9781642930764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compromised Book Review:

If you ask most Americans what they think about the FBI, they would tell you it’s far and away the government agency they trust the most. The Bureau has, for decades, sold an image of itself as efficient, professional, unbiased, and untouchable by corruption. That portrait is a sham. Seamus Bruner and the Government Accountability Institute have spent years cataloging the widespread conflict-of-interests of the D.C. political class. They have found massive self-enrichment and political bias at the highest levels of government—including the Justice Department and the FBI. Indeed, the nation's most important law enforcement agency has become so compromised that every major investigation should face intense scrutiny from the public, the media, and from Congress. James Comey, Robert Mueller, Andrew McCabe, and the rest of the recent FBI leadership should be forced to answer for the way the Bureau has abused the public trust under their watch.

Red Roulette

Red Roulette
Author: Desmond Shum
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 1982156171
ISBN 13: 9781982156176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Roulette Book Review:

“THE BOOK CHINA DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ.”—CNN​ A riveting insider's story of how the Party and big money work in China today, by a man who, with his wife, Whitney Duan, rose to the zenith of power and wealth—and then fell out of favor. She was disappeared four years ago. News of this book led to a phone call from Whitney, proof that she's alive. As Desmond Shum was growing up impoverished in China, he vowed his life would be different. Through hard work and sheer tenacity he earned an American college degree and returned to his native country to establish himself in business. There, he met his future wife, the highly intelligent and equally ambitious Whitney Duan who was determined to make her mark within China’s male-dominated society. Whitney and Desmond formed an effective team and, aided by relationships they formed with top members of China’s Communist Party, the so-called red aristocracy, he vaulted into China’s billionaire class. Soon they were developing the massive air cargo facility at Beijing International Airport, and they followed that feat with the creation of one of Beijing’s premier hotels. They were dazzlingly successful, traveling in private jets, funding multi-million-dollar buildings and endowments, and purchasing expensive homes, vehicles, and art. But in 2017, their fates diverged irrevocably when Desmond, while residing overseas with his son, learned that his now ex-wife Whitney had vanished along with three coworkers. This is both Desmond’s story and Whitney’s, because she has not been able to tell it herself.

Proof of Corruption

Proof of Corruption
Author: Seth Abramson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1250273005
ISBN 13: 9781250273000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proof of Corruption Book Review:

In the third volume of his Proof series, New York Times bestselling author Seth Abramson takes readers on a deep dive into the Ukraine scandal, revealing it to be more sinister, complex, and transnational than previously thought. Abramson’s research on Trump administration corruption positions the Ukraine scandal as the foreseeable culmination of years of clandestine machinations involving scores of players, from Beijing to Budapest, Ankara to Caracas, Warsaw to Jerusalem, Kyiv to Riyadh, and Moscow to D.C. While many know about the July 2019 telephone call that ignited the Ukraine scandal, most don’t know about the concurrent attempts by members of Trump’s inner circle to take over Ukraine’s national gas company and bolster dangerous pro-Kremlin Ukrainian oligarchs—moves that would have benefited Putin and destabilized Ukraine’s government and economy. In Beijing, Trump’s dealings with the Chinese government not only enriched him and his family, but also culminated in him successfully seeking 2020 election interference from Xi Jinping in the form of closely held information about Joe Biden. In Venezuela, many of the actors involved in the Ukraine scandal engaged in similarly secretive, Kremlin-friendly negotiations that undermined U.S. policy. In Syria and Iraq, Trump’s personal indebtedness to autocrats in Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE cost untold lives. And Abramson brings the story back to an increasingly fractured and depleted United States, where the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the staggering domestic consequences of the Trump administration’s foreign machinations. In Proof of Corruption, Seth Abramson lays bare Trump’s decades-long pattern of corruption. This globe-spanning narrative is an urgent warning about the unprecedented threat posed by a corrupt president and his administration.

The Many Faces of Corruption

The Many Faces of Corruption
Author: J. Edgardo Campos,Sanjay Pradhan
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2007-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780821367261
ISBN 13: 0821367269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Faces of Corruption Book Review:

Corruption... How can policymakers and practitioners better comprehend the many forms and shapes that this socialpandemic takes? From the delivery of essential drugs, the reduction in teacher absenteeism, the containment of illegal logging, the construction of roads, the provision of water andelectricity, the international trade in oil and gas, the conduct of public budgeting and procurement, and the management of public revenues, corruption shows its many faces. 'The Many Faces of Corruption' attempts to bring greater clarity to the often murky manifestations of this virulent and debilitating social disease. It explores the use of prototype road maps to identify corruption vulnerabilities, suggests corresponding 'warning signals,' and proposes operationally useful remedial measures in each of several selected sectors and for a selected sampleof cross cutting public sector functions that are particularlyprone to corruption and that are critical to sector performance.Numerous technical experts have come together in this effort to develop an operationally useful approach to diagnosing and tackling corruption. 'The Many Faces of Corruption' is an invaluable reference for policymakers, practitioners, andresearchers engaged in the business of development.

Syndromes of Corruption

Syndromes of Corruption
Author: Michael Johnston
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2005-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781139448451
ISBN 13: 1139448455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Syndromes of Corruption Book Review:

Corruption is a threat to democracy and economic development in many societies. It arises in the ways people pursue, use and exchange wealth and power, and in the strength or weakness of the state, political and social institutions that sustain and restrain those processes. Differences in these factors, Michael Johnston argues, give rise to four major syndromes of corruption: Influence Markets, Elite Cartels, Oligarchs and Clans, and Official Moguls. In this 2005 book, Johnston uses statistical measures to identify societies in each group, and case studies to show that the expected syndromes do arise. Countries studied include the United States, Japan and Germany (Influence Markets); Italy, Korea and Botswana (Elite Cartels); Russia, the Philippines and Mexico (Oligarchs and Clans); and China, Kenya, and Indonesia (Offical Moguls). A concluding chapter explores reform, emphasising the ways familiar measures should be applied - or withheld, lest they do harm - with an emphasis upon the value of 'deep democratisation'.

Drain the Swamp

Drain the Swamp
Author: Ken Buck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 1621576493
ISBN 13: 9781621576495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drain the Swamp Book Review:

Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain. Congressman Ken Buck is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck immediately realized why nothing gets done in Congress, and it isn't because of political gridlock—in fact, Republicans and Democrats work together all too well to fleece taxpayers and plunge America deeper into debt. "It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies," Buck reports. Buck has witnessed first-hand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership. When Buck tangled with Washington power brokers like former Speaker John Boehner, he faced petty retaliation. When he insisted Republicans keep their word to voters, he was berated on the House floor by his own party leaders. When other members of Congress dared to do what they believed to be right for America instead of what the party bosses commanded, Buck saw them stripped of committee positions and even denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies. In Drain the Swamp, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more. If the Trump administration is going to bring real change to Washington, it first needs to get the whole story—from deep inside the swamp.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2004-11-09
ISBN 10: 9781576755129
ISBN 13: 1576755126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Book Review:

Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.