Book cover of Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us by Brian Klaasby Brian Klaas
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An “absorbing, provocative, and far-reaching” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) look at what power is, who gets it, and what happens when they do, based on over 500 interviews with those who (temporarily, at least) have had the upper hand—from the creator of the Power Corrupts podcast and Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas.

Does power corrupt, or are corrupt people drawn to power? Are tyrants made or born? Are entrepreneurs who embezzle and cops who kill the result of poorly designed systems or are they just bad people? If you were suddenly thrust into a position of power, would you be able to resist the temptation to line your pockets or seek revenge against your enemies?

Interview with the Author

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Brian Klaas (political scientist)
1/27/22           109 min


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650: Brian Klaas | The Corruptible Influence of Power
4/12/22            75 min


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238. Brian Klaas – Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us 
12/28/21            101 min


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How Power Changes Us, with Brian Klaas 
11/9/21             48 min


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Brian Klaas: What a Scan of Vladimir Putin’s Power-Addled Brain Might Tell Us
3/8/22          43 min


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Chapter 159: Brian Klaas
1/14/22            43 min


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189 | Brian Klaas on Power and Temptation of Corruption
3/21/22         82 min


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Brian Klaas on the Pursuit of Power and How It Corrupts | It’s About What We’re Willing To Give
2/2/22            74 min


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