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This book is a fascinating look at corruption in labor unions, and the way that labor's leadership is able to use mandatory union dues to maintain power and exert political influence. Some of the examples given are downright terrifying (e.g. the terrorist acts done in the name of labor solidarity during the New York Daily News strike). The fact that labor is willing to do these things is bad enough... but then the media and politicians "look the other way" in an effort to "not take sides". Scary stuff.
The only complaint is that I wish the book were less partisan in its approach. Of course, any book criticising labor will be critical of the Democrats who support labor. But at times it goes overboard with its Democrat-bashing. The material works just fine on its own, and it would be a more powerful statement if it were less partisan.
One other note: the unabridged version is extremely repetitive at times. Some points are repeated over and over again throughout the book. It's almost as if the book is a loose collection of essays with overlapping themes. It could definitely use a comprehensive edit. I'd get the abridged version over this one.
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