In his 2000 book Red Mafiya, journalist Robert I. Friedman warns that globalized organized crime infiltrating businesses and governments in Israel, the U.S., and Europe is the greatest threat to global democracy around the world.
Friedman is responsible for the most thorough journalism on Russian mafias in history.
He died unexpectedly at the age of 51 in 2002.
This post will be updated with the exact quote and more information. Friedman’s book is in the mail.
Hiding In Plain Sight by Sarah Kendzior, page 98