And it gives a sense of how Fox News might have covered a Lincoln Administration as it unfolded, as opposed to one in the past, available for exploitation. In fact, Lincoln did more than any other individual to destroy the voluntary union the Founding Fathers recognized. The hagiographers have shaped Lincoln's image to the point that it has become more fiction than fact. Well, I will say that most all of the topics in this book I was already aware of general thoughts about, but for once they all came together into one theme of why and how things went down. In fact, Lincoln did more than any other individual to destroy the voluntary union the Founding Fathers recognized. Did you know that Lincoln. The author armed with tons of historic archival sources; not to mention the very words of Mr.
There was much more Northern opposition to Lincoln and his war than most Americans know of. Your days in the pantheon are over, thanks to the scholarship and courage of Thomas J. In the years since I wrote that book I have continued to research the issue and discovered entirely new subjects and perspectives on Lincoln, which are presented here for the first time. Would you suddenly start to question everything What if you were told that the revered leader Abraham Lincoln was actually a political tyrant who stifled his opponents by suppressing their civil rights? DiLorenzo exposes a legion of statements that have been falsely attributed to Lincoln for generations—usually to enhance his image. But the gatekeepers are failing. I am the 12th cousin of Ge orge Washington and Thomas Lorenzo has truly opened my eyes to all the things I found I have hated about the government and they are a product of Mr.
I am not expert enough on Abraham Lincoln to know for sure if DiLorenzo is right or wrong in his assessment of him. Not the fictitious hero we were indoctrinated with. In a 1991 article in The Nation magazine Foner opined that, unlike Mikhail Gorbachev, Lincoln would not have allowed the former Soviet republics to secede peacefully from the Soviet Union. What if you were told that the revered leader Abraham Lincoln was actually a political tyrant who stifled his opponents by suppressing their civil rights? But both books tell an eye-opening history. DiLorenzo exposes a legion of statements that have been falsely attributed to Lincoln for generations—usually to enhance his image. What if you were told that the revered leader Abraham Lincoln was actually a political tyrant who stifled his opponents by suppressing their civil rights? Vallandigham of Ohio a congressman for ridiculing the Whig and Republican Party agenda of protectionism, corporate welfare, and inflationism Lincoln had the Union League to forge a letter that supposedly implicated Vallandigham in the July 1863 New York City draft riots, even though he resided in Ontario Canada at the time.
I'm enjoying this book more than Did Lincoln Own Slaves? This book makes many claims. He was a man of his times; no more,no less. Lincoln - not an emancipator, not a unifier, but - a white supremacist, a tyrant, and a Marxist before his time! We should also admire Lincoln less, because later people have used him to advance their own agendas, to the extent, if you can believe it, of making up fake Lincoln quotes! But his unrelenting vitriol toward an American icon, perhaps the foremost American icon, will undoubtedly rankle many and may position him as a publicity-hungry academic peddling controversy. DiLorenzo reveals how the deification of Lincoln reflects a not-so-hidden agenda to expand the size and scope of the American state far beyond what the Founding Fathers envisioned—an expansion that Lincoln himself began. Lincoln's Crimes Lincoln issued an arrest warrant for the Chief Justice of the United States. He names names, and names places, in what is a fascinating read and correction to one of the most important episodes in U.
Archived from on December 3, 2013. I love this country but it's government was surely decapitated and then depreciated and Lincoln is to blame! He was a wealthy trial lawyer who married into an affluent, slave-owning Kentucky family, the Todds. Lincoln was actually a warmonger who manipulated his own people into a civil war. The Gate is beginning to rust. The author armed with tons of historic archival sources; not to mention the very words of Mr. Lincoln's Crimes Lincoln issued an arrest warrant for the Chief Justice of the United States. Did you know that Lincoln.
DiLorenzo, who ignited a fierce debate about Lincoln's legacy with his book The Real Lincoln, now presents a litany of stunning new revelations that explode the most enduring and pernicious myths about our sixteenth president. Recommended with a grain of salt, as sources are haphazardly cited and there is a definite ideological axe being ground to one side only. DiLorenzo exposes a legion of statements that have been falsely attributed to Lincoln for generationsusually to enhance his image. In fact, Lincoln did more than any other individual to destroy the voluntary union the Founding Fathers recognized. Conservative economist DiLorenzo How Capitalism Saved America, 2004 continues his diatribe about the causes of the Civil War that he began in The Real Lincoln not reviewed. Although Lincoln is chastised for insufficient hostility to slavery, the author fails to note that those who suffered Lincoln's violations of civil rights, his martyrs, shared two traits: active advocacy of slavery, and a willingness to destroy the Union in the name of slavery's preservation.
For what it's worth, having grown up and lived in Pennsylvania for most of my life, I have always been sympathetic to the Union where matters of the Civil War were concerned. Yes, what we have is Abraham Lincoln, not the humble log splitter; but a high powered railroad lawyer, and political player. The Real Truth Of The War Between The States This book adds to what was written in Thomas J. Marshaling an astonishing amount of new evidence, Lincoln Unmasked offers an alarming portrait of a political manipulator and opportunist who bears little resemblance to the heroic, stoic, and principled figure of mainstream history. DiLorenzo, , Policy Analysis No. Mr DiLorenzo would have us be shocked that a politician was able to distinguish between personal views, in which he seems to have been pretty consistently against slavery, and professional ones, which required him to work with and among slave-owners before the war, admit the limited power of the presidency absent the justification of war powers, and make abolition a goal subordinate to the preservation of the union.
Fortunately for them, they ignored his plea. Following up in Lincoln Unmasked, he shows who maintains and profits from the toxin in the body politic and the damage that they are doing to us to this very day. These topics were all mentioned in The Real Lincoln, but in different ways and not in as much detail as in Lincoln Unmasked. Contrary to his high-minded rhetoric, Lincoln repeatedly trampled on the Constitution—and even issued an arrest warrant for the chief justice of the United States! As he points out, the Lincoln cult gatekeepers have been quite successful in keeping the truth under wraps from the public eye, and they surely hope that books like this make little impact on the public view. The truth cannot be buried forever. The lies that have been perpetrated villainizing the South and then making a ridiculous idol out of a man whose motives and actions were not even rivaled by Hitler himself.