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Author Teachout, Zephyr.
Title Corruption in America : from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to Citizens United / Zephyr Teachout.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.

Subject Political corruption -- United States -- History.
Judicial corruption -- United States -- History.
Political culture -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 376 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-358) and index.
Contents Four snuff boxes and a horse -- Changing the frame -- Removing temptations -- Yazoo -- Is bribery without a remedy? -- Railroads ties -- The forgotten art of lobbying -- The gilded age -- Two kinds of sticks -- The jury decides -- Operation Gemstone -- A West Virginia state of mind -- Citizens United -- The new snuff boxes -- Facts in exile, complacency, and disdain -- The anticorruption principle -- Appendix 1. Anticorruption constitutional provisions -- Appendix 2. Major nineteenth- and twentieth-century anticorruption laws.
Summary [Description]When Louis XVI gave Ben Franklin a diamond-encrusted snuffbox, the gift troubled Americans: it threatened to corrupt him by clouding his judgment. By contrast, in 2010 the Supreme Court gave corporations the right to spend unlimited money to influence elections. Zephyr Teachout shows that Citizens United was both bad law and bad history.
Note In English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780674736221 (electronic bk.)
0674736222 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.4159/harvard.9780674736221
OCLC # 891382478
Additional Format Print version: Teachout, Zephyr. Corruption in America. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014 9780674050402 (DLC) 2014010417 (OCoLC)875999670