Cor­rup­tion in Amer­ica From Ben­jamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Cit­i­zens United

The New York Review of Books - - News - Ze­phyr Tea­chout

“State gov­ern­ments sub­ject to wealthy cor­po­ra­tions? Check. Spec­u­la­tors in leg­is­la­tion, in­fest­ing the cap­i­tal? They call it K Street . . . All of it has hap­pened, Tea­chout ad­mon­ishes, be­cause the founders’ un­der­stand­ing of cor­rup­tion has been me­thod­i­cally taken apart by a Supreme Court that cyn­i­cally pre­tends to wor­ship the founders’ ev­ery word.” —Thomas Frank, New York Times Book Re­view

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