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Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures among the Powerful

Author: Levin, Daniel
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Pub Date: 25/01/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141984643
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview Originally published in hardcover: [London]: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.
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'Brilliant observations on the anthropology of power. You will laugh aloud and you won't put it down' Daniel Kahneman In this eye-opening exploration of the human weakness for power, Daniel Levin takes us on a hilarious journey through the absurd world of our global elites, drawing unforgettable sketches of some of the puppets who stand guard. and the jugglers and conjurers employed within. Most spectacular of all, however, are the astonishing contortions performed by those closest to the top in order to maintain the illusion of integrity, decency, and public service. Based on the author's first-hand experiences of dealing with governments and political institutions around the world, Nothing but a Circus offers a rare glimpse of the conversations that happen behind closed doors, observing the appalling lengths that people go to in order to justify their unscrupulous choices, from Dubai to Luanda, Moscow to Beijing, and at the heart of the UN and the US government.

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