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Notes:This article does a nice job of observing that bribery is not a bright-line offenses, but rather consists of a gradation of behavior running from acceptable to ambiguous to unacceptable. Lowenstein thus complicates the typical quid pro quo model, and the rest of the article more fully explores the implications of this. Lowenstein includes a variety of examples that are helpful for illustrating the ambiguities of bribery, drawing from American law and politics.