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Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government Paperback – July 20, 2012
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I think the natural order of reading DiLorenzo blockbusters should be: 1) Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution--and What It Means for Americans Today 2) Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe, 3) then this great compendium of D.C. crimes. Then, you can take Tom's other delightful books in any order you like. He hasn't had a dud yet.
Tom DiLorenzo is an American statesman and thinker in the Old Right tradition of Albert Jay Nock, John T. Flynn, Garet Garrett, Frank Chodorov, Felix Morley, and Murray Rothbard. There are very few like him today -- Ron Paul, Tom Woods, Kevin Gutzman, and Judge Andrew Napolitano are others -- but Tom DiLorenzo has gone straight for the enemy's boiler-room and planted shaped charges there...documenting his work as he covers a great deal of ground.
Every lover of the U.S. Constitution and of the republic given birth in that Supreme Law, should give thanks to God for this great author. Mr. DiLorenzo has been an inspiration and a teacher to so many Americans over the past decade, including me. When I see a new DiLorenzo work out, without hesitation I buy it and download it to my Kindle Fire -- before even glossing it. I'm that certain in the DiLorenzo "brand" -- his scholarship. With his books, I know I'll be instructed and edified...and "Organized Crime" is no exception.
Among many new pieces of grist for the mill, I found a fascinating factoid here: George Washington signed the bill creating the first Bank of the U.S., as the result of a backroom deal, wherein the survey perimeter of the new District of Columbia would be moved to join Washington's family estate at Mount Vernon. Having been a surveyor many years before, I'm sure old George could give them the required metes and bounds, right off the bat. I've been a lifelong student of American history, but this was a new gem for me. Thanks, Tom.
D.M. Zuniga, P.E.
Founder, AmericaAgain! Trust
Author, This Bloodless Liberty
The only downside to this book is that I think it could have been much better. Sure, there's the occasional typo, but that's not a big deal in the long run.
The real problem is that it was a series of articles that DiLorenzo wrote (nothing wrong about that) that started taking the shape of an "Economics in One Lesson" or "Defending the Undefendable" style book. Both of these latter books takes a simple claim "Government plans to help the economy only hurt due to the unseen" and "Numerous 'evil' people in our society either (1) can be dealt with easily in a free society, or (2) aren't actually evil", respectively, and hammer the points in one after another, leading to great reads that change minds.
Although this book, Organized Crime, was a compilation of articles, it began to take on that sort of flavor: hammering in case by case the point that governments are nothing but criminal organizations. However, to THIS it missed its mark. Each article only loosely talks about EXAMPLES in US history that have this aspect: Lincoln taking over the south for lobbyist-esque reasons, Hamiltonian government policies that are used to benefit a select minority, etc.
I feel as though if this book would have been discussed and read ahead of time, the author and his publisher would have realized the potential of the book and it could have been on the same level as "Economics in One Lesson" or "Defending the Undefendable".
Indeed, the book is what it promises to be: a series of polished-up articles by DiLorenzo that were great to read.
However it missed its potential as being on the same footing as Economics in One Lesson or Defending the Undefendable.