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Lincoln Unmasked

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Tags U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

10/10/2006Thomas J. DiLorenzo

DiLorenzo discusses how the Lincoln cult came into being and came to dominate national politics--and how completely far from the truth they have strayed. They have buried the reality of who he was and what he did in the service of a mythical civic ethos that celebrates devotion to the central state above all else.

They say that Lincoln struck a blow for liberty but this book is what strikes the real blow for liberty and truth. DiLorenzo is a brave man who doesn't shy away from busting every myth Americans have come to believe about the man on the penny--and he shows that the conventional story isn't worth as much.


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Contact Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Thomas DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the senior faculty of the Mises Institute. He is the author of The Real Lincoln; How Capitalism Saved America; Lincoln Unmasked; Hamilton's Curse; Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government; and The Problem with Socialism.

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