The University Club of Chicago welcomes Allison Stanger, a professor of international politics and economics at Middlebury College. Her new book, Whistleblowers: Honest in America from Washington to Trump, analyzes a range of whistleblowing episodes, from a corrupt Revolutionary War commodore (whose dismissal led in 1778 to the first whistleblower protection law), to Edward Snowden, to the dishonesty of Donald Trump. Her book reveals the centrality of whistleblowing to the health of American democracy.
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"This clear-eyed, sobering book narrates a history of whistle-blowing, from the American Revolution to Snowden to Comey, and delivers the verdict that the republic is at risk--a must read."--Danielle Allen, author of Our Declaration--Danielle Allen
About the Author: Allison Stanger is Russell Leng '60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College, New America Cybersecurity Fellow, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She is the author of One Nation Under Contract.
A magisterial exploration of whistleblowing in America, from the Revolutionary War to the Trump era
Misconduct by those in high places is always dangerous to reveal. Whistleblowers thus face conflicting impulses: by challenging and exposing transgressions by the powerful, they perform a vital public service—yet they always suffer for it.