Let the Pile-on Begin

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Tom Woods directs our attention to Tom DiLorenzo’s forthcoming (second) book on Lincoln. I happened to click through and realized that no one should miss the reviews that are already up from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Sample quotes: “laughable screed”, “this espousal of ‘Lost Cause’ ideology”.

I’d say there are folks who don’t want Tom’s follow-up to The Real Lincoln to get the attention that that book got. I’m also amazed at how these reviews show such an implicit Whig view of history. Obviously, since Lincoln won and the system of gov’t he gave us is just great then it is silly to fundamentally question the current regime… Perhaps even paranoid and kooky. I mean who in our humble democracy is “imperialistic”?! Get real!

2:03 pm on October 9, 2006