"Ambush At Ruby Ridge" ( Alan Bock ) and "Sellout: Aldrich Ames and The Corruption Of The Cia" ( J Adams )
Reviews books on the failure of government agencies and/or their members to fulfill their responsibilities and avoid corruption and abuse of power.
# 14404 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | 1999 |
Published on Jul 18, 2003 in Political Science (Government Agencies) , English (Analysis) , Public Administration (General)
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From the Paper:"When people get together to complain about the governments, the maladies they bring up take predictable forms. Taxes are too high. The government is too bureaucratic. And as George Orwell so powerfully showed us in Animal Farm power corrupts. The idea that government officials are corrupt is particularly troubling a democracy when the government is nothing more nor less than we ourselves, which is why there is something of a cottage industry in exposing government corruption. Such exposes have long been one of the main courses of American journalism, but book-length discussions of corruption also abound.
These books have a number of different purposes, although nearly all of them seek to make people angry about a wrong that the writer perceives. Some writers are openly partisan ..."
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