This Town, Mark Leibovich

Although I didn’t think about the connection before starting to listen to it, this book has noticeable parallels with Moral MazesMoral Mazes is about how people in business give altruistic reasoning to self-interested actions, and constantly jostle for status within their own determined hierarchy; This Town is how politicians, journalists, and political staffers do the same. As you might expect, the result is quite similar: listening to the book is an eye-opening experience, but you end up feeling quite bad about humanity. The big difference between the two books is that This Town is unashamedly gossipy, focusing on particular people with often-recognisable names, whereas Moral Mazes is more scientific in its approach and presentation.

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