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Nothing but a Circus Misadventures Among the Powerful by Daniel Levin

Nothing but a Circus Misadventures Among the Powerful

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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.


Nothing but a Circus Misadventures Among the Powerful by Daniel Levin

In this eye-opening exploration of the human weaknesses 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.


'Brilliant observations on the anthropology of power. You will laugh aloud and you won't put it down.' -- Daniel Kahneman

About the Author

Daniel Levin has spent the last twenty years working with governments and development institutions worldwide. A lawyer by profession, he is an advisor on political and economic affairs, from financial development to conflict resolution. He is currently a member of the board of the Liechtenstein Foundation for State Governance. Nothing but a Circus is his first book.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th January 2017


Daniel Levin

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Allen Lane an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


208 pages


Biography / Autobiography
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Social interaction
Political corruption
International relations



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