Montero has done a good job of explaining why everyone should care about corruption. It is now up to politicians, academics, and government officials to make it a priority. Otherwise, the kind of authoritarian kleptocracy now ascendant in places such as the Philippines and Russia will become ever more the global norm. Consider how even relatively small amounts of murky cash have destabilized the U.S. political system. Fighting corruption is not just worth doing for its own sake. It is crucial to the defense of liberal democracy.
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