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The truth about the corrupting effects of power in politics? It's worse than you think.

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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  • Paperback

    9780141984643

    April 30, 2018

    Penguin Press

    192 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241288535

    February 15, 2017

    Allen Lane

    192 pages

    RRP $39.99

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  • Nothing But A Circus
    Daniel Levin

    EBook

    9780141984650

    January 30, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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