Cheaters always win : the story of America / J.M. Fenster.
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- ISBN: 9781538728703
- ISBN: 1538728702
- Physical Description: xviii, 254 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-237) and index.
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Section one. You who are cheated. Your own kind : why cheating is so hard to confront ; To be or not to cheat : people who never cheat ; Power play : cheating as punishment or symbol of superiority ; Rooked by good : the proper way to respond to getting cheated ; Game change : the accommodation of the cheater ; Section one conclusion : you, the cheated -- Section two. You who cheat. Your own kind : cheating those with whom cheater has bonded ; To cheat or not to be : who cheats? ; Power play : when cheaters prosper ; Rooked but good : cheating against cheaters ; Game change : will a cheater ever stop cheating? ; Section two conclusion : you, who cheat -- Section three. Cheating and a society that likes it. Your America today : cheaters always win.
A social history of cheating and how American history--through real estate, sports, finance, academics, and of course politics--has had its unfair share of rigged results and widened the margins on its gray areas. Drawing from the intriguing (and sometimes unbelievable) true stories of the lives of everyday Americans, historian Julie M. Fenster traces the history of the weakening of our national ethics through the practice of cheating. From marital infidelity to financial fraud; rigged sports competitions to corruption in politics and the American education system; nuclear weaponry to beauty pageants; hospitals, TV gameshows, and charities; nothing and no one is exempt. And far from being ostracized, cheaters in every sphere continue to survive and even thrive, casting their influence over the rest of our society. And nowhere is this more obvious than in the recent tectonic shift in politics, where a revolution in our collective attitude toward fraudsters has ushered in a new kind of leadership. Part history of an all-American tradition, part dissection of an ongoing national crisis, Cheaters Always Win is irresistible reading--a smart, sardonic, and scintillating look into the practice that made America what it is today.
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