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November 21, 2004

Post Opinion, Books: Eroding Liberty

NY Post book review of "LEVIATHAN: THE GROWTH OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE EROSION OF LIBERTY" by Clink Bolick, Hoover Institution Press, 208 pages, $15

“In Atlantic City, Bolick's organization represented an elderly homeowner and a pair of tiny businesses whose property had been targeted for condemnation to make way for a parking lot for Donald Trump's casino.

“As The New York Times later reported, Trump lost and "the little guys won." But as Bolick elsewhere notes, the Times itself has been the beneficiary of a classic land grab by New York state, which condemned a block of Midtown properties for the newspaper's new headquarters. In fact, says Bolick, New York "is among the most flagrant abusers of eminent domain power."


Posted by lumi at November 21, 2004 1:05 PM