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In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History

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Certain to be one of the most controversial books of the year, In Praise of Nepotism is a learned, lively, and provocative look at a practice we all deplore — except when we’re involved in it ourselves.

Nepotism, the favored treatment of one’s relatives, is a custom with infinitely more practitioners than defenders — especially in this country, where it is considered antide
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Hardcover, 576 pages
Published July 15th 2003 by Doubleday (first published 2003)
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Lorraine
Just starting it, though my library copy is a hardcover and the subtitle is "A Natural History," obviously for more sophisticated readers like me. He's basically saying that Nepotism is a fact of life, part of human nature and it is useful. Something like that. He's going to go into evolution, history, social development, etc. In chapter 1 he's using the mafia to illustrate, going into Sicilian tradition (and The Godfather)...looks like it'll be an interesting read, spanning many topics.
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Off the beaten path informative. Very good.
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