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I have read David Freddoso's Gangster Government, and David Limbaugh's Crimes Against Liberty. Mr. DePalma's work is better in many respects....In short, this is one of the few books I would consider a "Must Read" for members of TEA Party organizations... - Steven D. Laib, Intellectual Conservative


Tremendous writing, thorough research and a gifted story teller, Bart DePalma hit a home run with Never Allow a Crisis to Go to Waste. I love this book - Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, NoisyRoom.net

About the Author

Bart DePalma is a writer specializing politics and law. He is currently working on his second book proposing a new bill of rights for our Constitution.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: B Squared Press, LLC (November 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615537871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615537870
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,082,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Robert David STEELE Vivas HALL OF FAME on December 30, 2011
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I received this book as a gift, along with Capitalism 101. Of the two I prefer this one.

On the positive side, both books represent a growing body of citizens who understand that big government is very much alike to central government, and both are forms of fascism / socialism that are bad for the majority.

On the negative side, neither book seems to appreciate the fact that the Republican Party is every bit as corrupt as the Democratic Party.

Being already predisposed to agree with the author on the fundamentals, I found the book interesting but disconnected from a great deal of what I have been working on, including transparency, truth, and trust. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are corrupt; both have been busy borrowing a trillion dollars a year in our name while seeking to regulate our lives into misery.

There is a place for limited government, and a vital role: keeping business honest. Trust lowers the cost of doing business. The two-party tyranny has corrupted America, turned America into The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead.

The books well researched with many interesting notes, and it has an index [the same is not true of Capitalism 101, which is more like a bunch of personal stories bundled together.]

Where I have a problem with books like this (agreeing with the author on the basics) is in the denial of the raw fact that the Republicans have done as much if not more than the Democrats to loot the Republic, they just work in a different way.
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It turned out to be great. Attorney Bart DePalma does a fantastic job explaining socialism, discussing full socialism, de facto socialism, and asymmetric socialism. He also explains the harm being done by the living wage, social justice, and eco-socialism. He does a wonderful job explaining the 2008 housing crisis. Best of all, I believe what he writes as he included 750 footnotes. He is as scientific and factual as you can get on these topics.
Bradley Hennenfent, M.D.
Physician & Economist
Author of Anthem against Obama
Anthem against Obama
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I was kind of worried about reading this book. I figured it would be old hat. It's actually superb and Bart DePalma does a sensational job in explaining contemporary socialist strategy. I never knew what asymmetrical socialism was, but after reading this it explains a great deal of what's going on in 2012.
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I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this book since I felt a little down on politics when I began reading it. I quickly became interested, almost in spite of myself and by the time I was halfway through it I couldn't put it down, (or couldn't turn off my kindle). Never Allow a Crisis to go to Waste is not just another Obama-bashing book, nor does Bart DePalma attempt to psychoanalyze Barak Obama, as others have tried to do. Rather, he shows the connections between Obama's politics and policies are related to the history of Socialism in America. This last he describes in some detail but the book doesn't become tedious or uninteresting.

Put simply, classical socialism has never been very popular in the United States. For a variety of historical reasons, calls for government ownership of businesses or massive wealth redistribution have generally failed to resonate with the great majority of Americans. To get around this obstacle and to implement their policies of social justice, socialists have been obliged to use indirect methods, much as an army facing a superior opponent might resort to guerrilla warfare. The guerrilla warfare or "asymmetric socialism" most often consists of non-reform reforms. Policies ostensibly for the purpose of correcting defects in a capitalist system but really meant to overwhelm and ultimately to collapse the system, by which time people will be forced to turn to socialism.

DePalma shows that by his inclinations, education and past associations, Barak Obama works firmly in the tradition of asymmetric socialism. Where possible he has increase government ownership of business, in the automobile industry.
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I just started reading the book today and it drew me in immediately. I like to think I am pretty savvy when it comes to politics and for the most part I am. I am however a novice so I was worried I would be lost and left wondering. However, I am learning a lot and confirming with facts and comparative analysis what most should have seen in 2008. Mr. Depalma has a great way of presenting the facts and information, as well as keeping you interested. I tried reading one of Mark Levine's books some time ago and literally fell asleep before the end of the first chapter and sadly on more than one occasion. Not this book, I can't stop reading it.
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