The connection between power and corruption

You’ve probably heard the quote: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The question is, why? Brian Klaas is professor of global politics at University College London, a columnist for The Washington Post and host of the Power Corrupts podcast. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the temptations and trappings of power, why we pick the leaders we do, and lessons we can learn from bad actors. His book is called “Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us.”

This episode originally aired on January 1, 2022.