- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140258191
- ISBN-13: 978-0140258196
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,498,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shakedown: How the Government Screws You from A to Z Paperback – September 1, 1996
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The Wall Street Journal called Bovard 'the roving inspector general of the modern state,' and Washington Post columnist George Will called him a 'one-man truth squad.' His 1994 book Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty received the Free Press Association's Mencken Award as Book of the Year. His book Terrorism and Tyranny won the Lysander Spooner Award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003. He received the Thomas Szasz Award for Civil Liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, and the Freedom Fund Award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association.
His writings have been been publicly denounced by the chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Postmaster General, and the chiefs of the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. International Trade Commission, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as by many congressmen and other malcontents.
Top Customer Reviews
Still, it's a good quick reference of some of the many topics you can find on how the government really truly rips off the average joe like it's their job. They're quite good at it and well over half the people in this country appear to be sheep. The ideas that we 1. live in a democracy and 2. always find democracy to be the best form of government are both ludicrous. We live in a Constitutional Republic, by the way and mob rule is NOT always right. You can consider pre-Civil War America as an example of this. Bovard would give you a more descriptive essay on it I bet.Read more ›