AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020
Kleptopia follows the dirty money that is flooding the global economy, emboldening dictators and poisoning democracies. From the Kremlin to Beijing, Harare to Riyadh, Paris to the Trump White House, it shows how the thieves are uniting – and the terrible human cost.
A body in a burned-out Audi. Workers riddled with bullets in the Kazakh desert. A rigged election in Zimbabwe. A British banker silenced and humiliated for trying to expose the truth about the City of London – the world’s piggy bank for blood money.
Riveting, horrifying and written like fiction, this book shows that while we are looking the other way, all that we hold most dear is being stolen.
‘A ghastly and very important story’—Guardian
‘A meticulously reported piece of investigative journalism written in the style of a fast-paced thriller … Gripping … Kleptopia is not a far away republic in central Asia; it is all around us’—The Times
‘A must-read for anyone wanting to better understand what has already happened here in America and what lies ahead if Trump is reelected in November … A magisterial account of the money and violence behind the world’s most powerful dictatorships … Meticulously reported’—Washington Post
‘The architects of our national security would do well to bring to their meetings a well-thumbed copy … It unpicks the filthy flipside of globalisation … Incendiary’—Edward Lucas, The Times
- Publisher: William Collins
- ISBN: 9780008308384
- Format: Paperback
199 mm x 130 mm