Corruption: A Short History by Carlo  Alberto BrioschiCorruption: A Short History by Carlo  Alberto Brioschi

Corruption: A Short History

byCarlo Alberto Brioschi

Paperback | April 25, 2017

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From ancient times to modern, corruption has been ingrained in human society and is still a powerful issue in the contemporary world.

In Corruption: A Short History, Carlo Brioschi provides a thorough and entertaining look at how corruption was born and has evolved over time, without ever being stamped out. He examines corruption through politics and history—from Babylon to modern-day U.S. organized crime and the great market collapses—and concludes with reflections on the moral perception of corruption and its dangers for democracy.

Carlo Alberto Brioschi is an Italian journalist, book author, and publisher. He is currently editorial consultant at Rai Eri, part of the italian broadcasting company, and at Corriere Della Sera, the main Italian newspaper in Italy; he was the non-fiction editorial director at Rizzoli, the second-largest publishing group in Italy, and ...
Title:Corruption: A Short HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.13 × 4.38 × 0.98 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815727917

ISBN - 13:9780815727910


Table of Contents


Introduction: If Julius Caesar Is a Thief

1. The Gift in Antiquity

2. Democracy and Decadence

3. Bribes in Ancient Rome

4. The Feces of the Devil

5. Corruption in Power

6. Philosophy of Corruption

7. A Pragmatic Approach to Corruption

8. The American Dream of Purity

9. Restoration and Decadence

10. Parts in the Play

11. The Great Dictatorships

12. Beyond the Age of Innocence

13. Expansion of the Realm of Corruption

14. Corrupt Finance: The Great Market Collapses





Editorial Reviews

It's a beautiful, brilliant, from some perspectives tragic book about perhaps the most important issue of our times.-Alain de Botton