Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist is a non-fiction page memoir by former American lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Early in , Jack Abramoff was in Imelda Marcos’s condominium in Manila, advising the former first lady of the Philippines on how to overturn. Capitol Punishment has ratings and 44 reviews. Harold said: I saw Jack Abramoff, the notorious lobbyist, reviewing this autobiography of his on BookT.

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Julie rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Retrieved March 9, As a professional lobbyist, this was an interesting read.

Lists with This Book. But, I ended feeling sympathy for Abramoff. Preview — Capitol Punishment by Jack Abramoff. Jan 30, Chad rated it liked it. It is not an apologetic. He used this to keep Indian Casinos from paying a cent to the IRS, saving them billions and costing the rest of us billions. A sad, Faustian book, beautifully written and touched my heart.

Abramofc “little people” don’t stand a chance. I had no idea what is really going on inside Congress, and I capiitol that most Americans myself included have no real idea of how our government actually functions. I found myself wondering why so many others – the legislators, the congressional staffers, other lobbyists and last but not least the lobbying firm clients – all who had to be involved in the “alleged conspiracies” were not punished.

He is straight about his activities and admits iack he lost his moral compass and crossed over the line.

Steven Griles and David Safavian, U. I hope he proves to truely be repentant Abramoff represented Indian tribes whose lucrative casinos were constantly under threat from proposed changes in law; though he charged the tribes many millions, he saved them billions by ensuring votes to support the livelihoods of their reservations.


Makes several great suggestions for fixing DC: Dec 15, Foxglove rated it it was amazing. I like that Jack Abramoff included a list of punishjent involved and where they are now as well as a timeline from his birth in This book details the life of Jack Abramoff, his upbringing, life with his parents and family, his education and what motivated him.

Love him or hate him, Jack Abramoff has changed American politics and politicians cwpitol any other lobbyist Washington has ever seen. Abramoff says his most powerful scheme was to appeal to Republican Ideology. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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It was interesting to understand how Jack Abramoff got so caught capittol in “helping” his clients, that he developed an anything goes attitude. However, I don’t disagree with any of the reforms he offers in the closing chapter. Return avramoff Book Page.

Aug 11, Steve rated it it was amazing. Rick Bohm punisshment it it was amazing Jun 06, This book details the life of Jack Abramoff, his upbringing, life with his parents and family, his education and what motivated him. A well written book by a brilliant man. Item s unavailable for purchase. I hear him speak a few months back and was compelled to read the book. When I finished reading it I felt I had gained an insight into the man but did not know the whole story.

Nevertheless, it is clearly an insiders view.

I dressed it up and said people should be able to vote for whoever they wanted. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We should listen to him. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Winter of the World. Puniehment, Terror, and the Future of Reason. The War That Ended Peace. The title should be at least 4 characters long.


Any attempt to summarize this book in any way would just take from it. He repeatedly apologizes for his crimes. His description of the corruptive practices many lobbyists engage in that are far more powerful than campaign financing was very eye opening.

Not having p An interesting story showing us the inside story jak the lobbying world and the sickening level of corruption in the world of politics. It is easy to see how Abramoff achieved such success as a lobbyist – at times, he almost manages to persuade the reader that his no-holds-barred, win at any cost approach was reasonable and justifiable The parts about lobbying are interesting, but mainly this capotol trying to get people to stop hating abrramoff so much and start loving Republicans more.

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The book is meant to expose what Abramoff considers the real problem of the Washington lobby. Every law that is enacted by Congress should apply to Congress itself. His prescription for how to fix the corrupt system we have is jakc very tough one. This real problem, according to Abramoff, is not what is illegal in Washington, but rather what is legal.