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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

The genial flame of charity

In 1876, in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving described the season this way: “It is, indeed, the season of regenerated feeling — the season for kindling, not merely the fire of hospitality in the hall, but the genial flame of charity in the heart.”

For the past ten years I’ve been warmed through this and all the seasons by the generosity of those who support this project known as the FCPA Blog.

You, the readers, let me know through a steady stream of comments, hints, tips, and ideas, many of which become posts, what needs to be talked about in this space.

Our sponsors provide the dependable financial support that’s needed to keep the FCPA Blog available every day to anyone who wants to read it.

Our guest authors are a choir of brilliant voices who define generosity by sharing their best work right here, again and again. 

The editors are a constant source of moral support and practical help, contributing their own posts and encouraging others to do so. The editors also let me know when an i needs dotting or a t needs crossing. (Everyone, after all, needs an editor.)

Thank you — readers, sponsors, guest authors, and editors — for keeping the fire of hospitality burning in the hall and heart of the FCPA Blog.

Merry Christmas.


Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog.

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  1. Thank you for your gift to all of us in helping to fight the scourge of bribery. Cheers, Joe

  2. It is a joy to work with you and Harry,.
    The Blog continues to feature an impressive array of thoughtful pieces, and it’s an honor to be a contributing editor.

    Happy holidays,


  3. Gracias por todo lo que nos aportan a nosotros los lectores, conocimiento, noticias y grandes reflexiones

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