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Spoil Obama's Breakfast: With Tom DiLorenzo's New Book
Not too long ago, the myth of Lincoln was accepted everywhere. The Greatest President, the Savior of the Union, the … you get the idea. His true role — as dictator, the launcher of a horrific and unnecessary war (other countries abolished slavery peacefully), an inflationist and pioneer of the income and inheritance taxes, a centralizer, a police statist, and the wrecker of the Constitution — was covered up.
Tom DiLorenzo changed all that with two brilliant books — The Real Lincoln and Lincoln Unmasked. He undid the vast apparatus of establishment propaganda with compelling written research and scholarship. No statist professor is safe today from contradiction by smart students, thanks to Tom. No more pulling the wool over our eyes.
A fearless and productive scholar, Tom has produced 14 books altogether, and each has helped build the foundation of liberty and historical truth. So, of course, he has been denounced and demonized by all the usual suspects, from left-liberal congressmen to the New York Times. To no effect, I should add, because Tom lets nothing stop him.
Now I'd like your help in stepping up this entire process of seeing through the government smokescreen and bugging the elite media. How? There is a huge cache of Tom's most important work that has never seen paper or binding, and the Mises Institute wants to collect these brilliant essays, edit and index them, and make them available to students, teachers, and every American who wants to learn the truths of freedom, in an inexpensive but handsome and sturdy edition.
There is no telling how much this DiLorenzo reader — we've dubbed it Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government — can do. It can be read from cover to cover — and does Tom's eloquence pull you in and keep you going! — or used as a reference book as needed, by students and all of us arguing against the mainstream's lies.
Politics and thieves, coercion and regulation, fascism and the Fed, centralization and liberty, workers and unions, trade and freedom, free-market achievements and government disasters in American history — Tom covers it all, in essays written to persuade smart business people, students, homemakers, journalists, the clergy, and professionals.
As an economist and historian in the Rothbardian tradition, and a teacher and persuader of great skill, Tom has already made a huge difference among young people in America and all over the world. This new book — well-bound, more than 400 pages, and cheap — is a manifesto for Austrian economics and truthful history that will strike a significant blow for our side.
As usual, we will use the internet to get the word out, and Tom will make TV and radio appearances, too. For advanced homeschoolers, college students, and all adults, this is a book the government and its media and academic establishment doesn't want them to read. So it is our duty to bring it out. Won't you help?
If you could make a tax-deductible donation of $500 to the institute, we would be proud to list you among the patrons in the book. But a donation of any amount would help: $25, $50, $100, $250, even $1,000 or more.
PS: Tom's new book could be his most influential. It could spoil Obama's breakfast, bother the Washington Post and all the other lie purveyors. But we need your help. As usual, without freedom lovers like you, we can't do anything.