INVESTIGATIONS: The Man Who Pulled a Thread

(See Cover) I know of nobody who has found a way to prevent some people from being . . . dishonest . . . Last year there were something like 600 defalcations and embezzlements in the banks of this country. One out of every 300 bank officers was found to be crooked. And the record of the Bureau of Internal Revenue is a lot better than that.

—Harry Truman, Sept. 29, 1952

Many Americans are half convinced by the statistical (or Kinsey report) explanation of corruption in Government: out of every thousand people...

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