Susan Tolchin

October 13 . 2010

Is political patronage the dark underbelly of American politics, whose practitioners are fortunate to keep one step ahead of the sheriff? Or is it an essential ingredient of effective governance, rewarding and cementing loyalty while greasing the gears of government? Susan Tolchin who co-authored  Pinstripe Patronage with her husband, Martin talk about awarding discretionary favors in exchange for political support.