The Resource Corruption in America : from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to Citizens United, Zephyr Teachout

Corruption in America : from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to Citizens United, Zephyr Teachout

Label
Corruption in America : from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to Citizens United
Title
Corruption in America
Title remainder
from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to Citizens United
Statement of responsibility
Zephyr Teachout
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1785, Louis XVI presented Benjamin Franklin with a snuff box encrusted with diamonds and inset with the King's portrait. Americans believed it threatened to "corrupt" Franklin by altering his attitude toward the French in subtle psychological ways. In 2010, one of the most consequential Court decisions in American political history gave wealthy corporations the right to spend unlimited money to influence elections. With unlimited spending transforming American politics for the worse, warns Teachout, if the American experiment in self-government is to have a future, then we must revive the traditional meaning of corruption and embrace an old ideal
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Teachout, Zephyr
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2249
LC item number
.T43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political corruption
  • Judicial corruption
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • Judicial corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Political culture
  • Political ethics
  • United States
Label
Corruption in America : from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to Citizens United, Zephyr Teachout
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Four snuff boxes and a horse -- Intellectual influences on the framing conceptions -- Removing temptations -- An architecture of obstacles -- Corrupt kings, corrupt judges, and the critics -- Yazooism -- Is bribery without a remedy? -- The railroads, corruption, and judicial review -- Corrupt lobbying -- Treats, spoils, and the ballot with the flaming pink border -- Teddy Roosevelt's vision and the courts -- The jury decides -- Operation Gemstone -- Corrupt campaign contributions -- Citizens United -- The new snuff boxes -- Abstraction, innocence, dissonance, complacency, and contempt -- The revival of the American corruption principle -- Possibilities for current reform -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Anti-corruption constitutional provisions -- Appendix 2: Major twentieth-century anti-corruption law
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780674050402
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2014010417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875999670
  • (OCoLC)ocn875999670
Label
Corruption in America : from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to Citizens United, Zephyr Teachout
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Four snuff boxes and a horse -- Intellectual influences on the framing conceptions -- Removing temptations -- An architecture of obstacles -- Corrupt kings, corrupt judges, and the critics -- Yazooism -- Is bribery without a remedy? -- The railroads, corruption, and judicial review -- Corrupt lobbying -- Treats, spoils, and the ballot with the flaming pink border -- Teddy Roosevelt's vision and the courts -- The jury decides -- Operation Gemstone -- Corrupt campaign contributions -- Citizens United -- The new snuff boxes -- Abstraction, innocence, dissonance, complacency, and contempt -- The revival of the American corruption principle -- Possibilities for current reform -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Anti-corruption constitutional provisions -- Appendix 2: Major twentieth-century anti-corruption law
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780674050402
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2014010417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875999670
  • (OCoLC)ocn875999670

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