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Chris Patten on a Life in Global Politics

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Chris Patten, the last Governor of Hong Kong, discusses his memoir "First Confession" with Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Fran├žois Bougon of Le Monde.

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    Cronies Everywhere

    Kemal Derviş

    Three recent books demonstrate that there are as many differences between crony-capitalist systems as there are similarities. And while deep-seated corruption is usually associated with autocracies like modern-day Russia, democracies have no reason to assume that they are immune.

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