Hamilton's Curse Book Review

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Book Review: Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution- and what it means for America Today What kind of country is the United States of America? Is it really the land of the free or are the Americans controlled by an imperial presidency? Is America peaceful and prosperous? Is it possible to identify the source of America’s economic problems? Some people have a clear picture of how things really are; while others are never able to see the entire scope of the view. There may be conflicting answers to these questions; therefore, it is recommended to approach a historian for more accurate information. In the book, Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution- and What It Means for America Today, the author, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, succeeds in answering the questions stated above. Even more, the author is able to identify America’s economic problems by narrowing them down to one source: Alexander Hamilton. The author of the book, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, presents excellent arguments with strong evidence of the contradicting political ideas between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. A thorough investigation and research is evidenced through many trusted sources that present logical information on the constitutional thoughts of Jefferson and Hamilton. In this book, DiLorenzo calls Hamilton the Founding Father of Crony Capitalism, an aristocratic New Yorker, and, above all, a nationalist. The author also points to Hamilton and Lincoln are the responsible for opening the floodgates of corporate welfare and corruption, two of the biggest problems of America’s economic problems. The following paragraphs will provide an organized summary of the content of the book. Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution and What It Means for America Today, is a well-written, well-argued book about Hamilton’s ideas of unrestrained expansion of the government, central...
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