"On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake"

Aug 21, 2020

Our guest is the author and foreign affairs expert, Sarah Chayes, who has worked as the special assistant on corruption to Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She's also advised David McKiernan and Stanley McChrystal (commanders of the International Security Assistant Force) and has been a reporter for NPR. She joins us to discus her new book, "On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake." About this work, the author Nancy MacLean has noted: "Both right and left revile 'the swamp,' but Sarah Chayes is the first to provide [in this book] a compelling -- to say nothing of brave -- account of how sophisticated, self-dealing networks of every stripe are rigging the rules and poisoning our politics."