The Fight Against Corruption is the Latest Casualty of Political Polarization

by IRINovember 19th, 2018

 

Much ink has been spilled over the hyper-partisanship that seems to have taken over American life — and with the mid-term elections delivering a divided Congress, the sense that we are locked in a state of permanent polarization seems to be the conventional viewpoint.

This isn’t a uniquely American problem. According to the latest available World Values Survey, political polarization in Latin America seems even worse than in the U.S., and the fight against corruption has been routinely weaponized for both legitimate and illegitimate ends. Read more.

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