While Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal may have rocked the sporting world it also speaks true to the nature of corruption worldwide. Think about local South African politicians? Huge homesteads and ridiculous splurges on private jets….
Richard Poplak, a journalist by trade, investigates the elaborate and somewhat cult-like regime that was constructed around Armstrong and his doping conspiracy. He then compares his findings to those of his own personal life where he recounts his own family’s struggles with cancer and reportage from Europe’s elite racing circuit. He then furthers his corruption study by examining that which he has witnessed first-hand in the developing world.
Braking Bad is not about Lance Armstrong. It’s not about doping. It’s a study on corruption and how it can eat away at idealism and hope.
By Chasing Lance Armstrong and the cancer of corruption, Braking Bad takes you on an intellectual and thought provoking journey.
Definitely one to add to your “smart” stack.