On Corruption: Quotation of the Day

Outside my study window in London stood an old hawthorn tree enveloped in a massive growth of ivy. ¬†Over the years the tree had become an ivy bush in the shape of a hawthorn tree and I saw it as an image of what corruptions does to a country. ¬†Mobutu’s rule in Zaire seemed like the ivy squeezing the life out of every green shoot, sucking its wealth and energy, smothering any initiative.

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