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Lessons Learned from the Crisis in Charlottesville

— by James M. (“Mel”) Rockefeller with Jeff Gates More than a half-century ago, my father Nelson Rockefeller, then serving his first of four terms as Governor of New York (1959-1973), saw that education would be democracy’s “last line of defense” against those he described as sharing a “tireless genius for crisis.” The August 12th crisis in Charlottesville offers a…

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Guilt by Association

Chapter 2. John McCain and Organized Crime in Arizona

Ten thousand Jews are selling booze without the law’s permission To fill the needs of a million Swedes who voted Prohibition. —Elliott Wadsworth The trans-generational influence of organized crime on the U.S. presidency will be chronicled in the forthcoming Criminal State series. Guilt by Association focuses primarily on the organized crime lineage that positioned the current candidates for the White…

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