22 February 2014

Review: Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe by Thomas DiLorenzo

Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe
Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, what an absolutely amazing book! I have heard many lecture, read many smaller writings, and discovered so, so many truths about Lincoln over the past 20 years, and because of that I have never actually read a full treatise on him from start to finish (figuring I knew so much already). 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.

The author pulls so many other resources into this story, that this becomes not just his opinion, but a good mixture from multiple scholars, showing DiLorenzo is not just delivering his own personal attack on Lincoln. This book (and so many others) should be mandatory reading for all school students - but alas that would go against the main reasons the government school teach historical lies to begin with.

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. As I said, I have known many of these facts for decades, and find it so sad that there are so many people who are still so ignorant and deceived about how Lincoln intentionally destroyed this nation from its founding principles and establishment. This book shows how that was the exact intent of Lincoln and his people, and how they sought to do so for decades before his election and the war.

DiLorenzo looks at the early years of Lincoln as an attorney for the major railroads, and the economic goals of his ilk. He examines in detail the economic idea and affects of the tariffs that were fought to get into place, and how those led to the war. Honestly, any body who knows anything about the War Between the States time frame, and still tries to propagate an idea of the war being over slavery is just so sadly deluded, and a good government school bred "citizen."

The author does a great job of giving a brief overview and exposition of the sad attempts by modern "scholars" who continue spewing forth the myths and lies about Lincoln and the socialistic party ideas that have been rebutted and destroyed time and time again by real historians.

If you are so uninformed as to still feel that the war was fought over Southern slavery, or that Lincoln was "the great emancipator" or lover of the black race, or (God forbid) a good Christian man, then this book is a great starting point for you to get some real education. Not only will you get some truth, but you also will get an extensive listing of a wealth of other resource material from other sources that will likewise assist in dispelling the myths of Lincoln and those of the "Lincoln cult" that works so hard today to keep you ignorant.

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