"If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions; and experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind; for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe, and to the general prey of the rich on the poor." — Thomas Jefferson
What follows is my review of Hamilton's Curse by Thomas DiLorenzo, which is quite an amazing book:
An amazingly insightful and thought provoking look into the founding of our country and the interpretation of the Constitution. DiLorenzo sheds new light on subjects from the trans-continental railroad and the whiskey rebellion, to the doctrine of nullification and establishment of a national bank. This book is especially relevant today considering the situation our nation faces and the Hamiltonian mistakes very likely to be soon repeated. If we do not know our history, we are doomed to repeat it.