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    Cleveland article explores cronyism and patronage in the Cuyahoga County Court system; looks at how one politically connected judge used the criminal justice system to ruin the lawyer who ran for his seat on the bench, May 1984.
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    Chicago Sun-Times articles examine waste, inefficiency, nepotism and insider deals in Chicago's patronage-ridden park system, which make it the most expensive system per acre in the United States, September - December 1983.
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    News-Express (San Antonio) investigation of political influence in San Antonio school district reveals pattern of political patronage--job assignments connected to political favor or disfavor, school officials expected to support the board's ruling clique, August 1981.
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    Chicago Sun-Times runs series on patronage at Triton College, a publicly supported school; elected board chairman of the school awarded extensive business contracts to political allies, family members and syndicate-connected firms; patronage was rampant and chairman tried to dictate academic appointments, November 1984.
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    Commercial Appeal investigation of a prison patronage officer reveals numerous instances of questionable practices and focuses on procedures at the prison farm.
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    Texas Monthly article investigates misconduct by the Texas comptroller of public accounts; he used state employees for political purposes, awarded patronage to political allies, used office planes for pleasure trips, spent state funds without restraint.
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    Rochester (N.Y.) Times-Union articles indicate city insurance commissions were paid out as patronage to political friends and contributors.
  • The Spectatcular Fall and Rise of Hans Hofmann

    ARTnews examines the profitable manipulation of the reputation of painter Hans Hofmann by the movers and shakers in the art world; looks at the interplay of influence, patronage, exposure, politics, etc., that combine to propel an artist to the front rank.