Foreign Policy: It Was a Corruption Election. It’s Time We Realized It. December 06, 2016 by Garret Vreeland in Politics, History In a country full of sophisticated lawyers and lobbyists and rationalizers, it is now urgent to ask whether we still understand what corruption is. To say it’s what is proscribed by law is to fall into a logical sinkhole.You don't have to agree. But you should read it.