Moneyland: How Thieves & Crooks took over the world and how to take it back, with Oliver Bullough
Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, undermining the foundations of Western stability. Discover the true cost of being open for business no matter how corrupt and dangerous the customer.
Meet the kleptocrats. Meet their awful children. And find out how heroic activists around the world are fighting back. This is the story of wealth and power in the 21st century. It isn't too late to change it.
Oliver Bullough worked for local newspapers in St Petersburg and Bishkek then for Reuters. He stayed in Moscow, mainly reporting on the war in Chechnya, until 2006. He now writes regularly for the Guardian, the New York Times, The New Statesman, The New Republic, and many other papers and journals. He edits the Caucasus service of the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.
He has written three books: Let Our Fame be Great, which won the Cornelius Ryan prize and was short listed for the Orwell prize; The Last Man in Russia, which was short listed for the Dolman prize; and Moneyland. He also runs Kleptocracy Tours in London.
John le Carré: 'If you want to know why international crooks and their eminently respectable financial advisors walk tall and only the little people pay taxes, this is the ideal book for you. Every politician and moneyman on the planet should read it, but they won't because it's actually about them.'