ON-Lion Letter
The scandals engulfing the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are more complicated than they appear -- and more pernicious.  Their roots go back to the agency's founding, but modern technology has accelerated the harm that a few IRS administrators can do to their political enemies.  The targeting of conservative groups and the leaking of tax information are par for the course for the Obama administration.

In his new Encounter Broadside, The Truth About the IRS Scandals, investigative journalist and researcher Charles C. Johnson exposes the tax-collector conspiracy that kneecapped the Tea Party -- one of the greatest citizen uprisings in American history -- and shows what can be done to prevent it from happening again.  Knowledge, particularly of the arcane regulations of the tax code, is power; a lawless tax collector, Johnson believes, can only be curtailed by an active citizenry.

Johnson is the author of Why Coolidge Matters:  Leadership Lessons from America's Most Underrated President, also from Encounter Books this year, and he is writing a biography of President Barack Obama.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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