The New Godfathers

The threat facing us from authoritarian rulers and their Mafia clans

Original Title: Die neuen Paten

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-20189-7
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Heyne

Date of publication: November 27, 2017
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Jürgen  Roth - The New Godfathers


When Mafia methods become official government policy

They are the "new godfathers": right-wing populist politicians like Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey, Vladimir Putin in Russia, Donald Trump in the USA. Their aim: a new political order. Their ideological arsenal: nationalism, racism and religion. They have been democratically elected, but they are subjugating the state and its institutions to unscrupulously enrich themselves, their families and their cohorts – with Mafia methods. The border between the classical activities of a state and those of organised crime is blurred, Mafia states are emerging. Connections reach far into Germany: alliances are forged here, business done, profits raked in.

Here for the first time, Jürgen Roth reveals the structures and backgrounds – and the entanglement of these authoritarian rulers with the Mafia and organised crime.


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