Drawn into the controversy, Fogel actually helped to engineer Rodchenkov’s “defection” to the ., and is mentioned in the whistleblower’s May 2016 tell-all story to the New York Times. Now, the documentary fills in the gaps. But mostly it serves to humanize this self-confessed cheat, putting Rodchenkov’s behavior in the context of far greater corruption. Given all the attention on Russia in recent news coverage, Fogel’s Putin-centric approach will likely prove more effective than a deeper investigation into just how widespread such behavior is around the globe. But the greater takeaway is that the game itself is rigged, and the Russians only lost because they got caught.
At that point, for nearly half-a-century, much of the southern African region had already been plunged into a massive process of monopoly capitalist-driven transformation. Rapid industrialisation, centred on the diamond fields around Kimberley and then the gold fields of the Witwatersrand, drew huge flows of private monopoly capital from the imperialist centres. There were major investments in mines, and also in rail and port infrastructure connecting the mining hinterland to the colonial ports. The Anglo-Boer war, the largest armed conflict of its time, forcibly consolidated disparate states, establishing a single geographical political entity, the Union of South Africa, under British imperial hegemony. In 1910, the Union of South Africa became a semi-independent British dominion under local white minority rule.
Celeste Castillo Lee is an individual who has battled end stage kidney disease for over 30 years and currently receives in-center hemodialysis. She has been on peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and had a transplant for 10 years. She is a former faculty member for the Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care and a patient advisor to non-profit health organizations, governmental agencies, research projects, peer mentor and advocate nationally, and internationally; this includes serving as Board Member and Chair of the Patient & Family Partnership Council for the Kidney Health Initiative, a public/private partnership with the FDA and the American Society of Nephrology, a member of the Phase I National Patient Advisory Council for PCORnet, and a member of the steering committee for the Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network (V-PPRN). Celeste is the former Program Manager for Patient and Family Centered Care at the University of Michigan Health System where she provided leadership, strategy and implementation of Patient and Family Centered Care philosophies, practice and change. This included administrative and operational oversight for PFCC Program, Adult Services, peer mentor strategic coordination, quality, program development, education, performance improvement, research collaborations with stakeholders, and care models. She is committed to helping health systems, academic medical centers, industry and others partner with patients and families to re-envision the future of healthcare.