Funny, I'm just back in my office after a (very) late lunch, and I was talking with a friend about Mexico's corruption. I quoted "The White Tiger" as an example of corruption being endemic not only in Mexico but in most of the world, putting as an example "The White Tiger". I don't think it is an extraordinary piece of literature, in aesthetic terms, but it certainly is a very well written testimony of corruption and the harmful way in which it pollutes otherwise well-meaning people. It is very good at being very funny and very sad at the same time. Actually, it depressed me, as it seems to imply honesty and cleanliness in public conduct is an exception, and a rare one at that, rather than the rule. It is gruesome and very honest (ha).
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