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  • Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security | Sarah Chayes

    Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sarah Chayes
    • Narrated By Sarah Chayes
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    A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government's oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force. Thieves of State argues that corruption is not just a nuisance; it is a major source of geopolitical turmoil. Since the late 1990s, corruption has grown such that some governments now resemble criminal gangs, provoking extreme reactions ranging from revolution to militant puritanical religion.

    Keefer says: "Fantastic insight"
  • The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban | Sarah Chayes

    The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sarah Chayes
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
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    As a National Public Radio reporter covering the last stand of the Taliban in Afghanistan's southern borderland, Sarah Chayes became deeply immersed in the attempt to rebuild a broken nation. With her NPR assignment finished in early 2002, she left reporting to help turn around the country's fortunes, accepting a job running a nonprofit founded by President Hamid Karzai's brother. With remarkable access to leading players in the postwar government, Chayes witnessed a tragic, perverse turn of events.

    Joshua says: "Pronunciation errors abound!"
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