Dennis King is a veteran investigative journalist, one of the best paper trail people around. As a result, it is no surprise that his biography of Lyndon LaRouche, ten years in the making, contains numerous startling revelations.
King has mined local courthouse record repositories, court cases and many internal documents from LaRouche's own organizations to explain the evolution of the protagonist from fringe Communist to more or less accepted anti-Semitic fascist. Along the way, LaRouche picked up thousands of fervent supporters and millions of dollars, challenged the establishment political structure in several states and gained certification as a candidate for the presidency of the United States before finally landing in prison on tax charges.
Piercing the many corporate veils set up by LaRouche, King shows that he is not merely a crackpot, although he sometimes tried to appear as one to mask the nefarious business he was transacting with labor union leaders, organized crime figures, politicians and this nation's security agencies.
King's book is not just an expose of a political figure. It is also an unmasking of journalistic foibles by some of the country's biggest, most respected news organizations. King is hard on his colleagues, whom he says were unable or unwilling to tell the truth about LaRouche, despite plenty of evidence already printed in small magazines and alternative newspapers throughout America.
Throughout the book, King practices psychobiography, something foreign to most mainstream journalists. But whether you agree or disagree with King's theories, you are bound to find...[rest of sentence missing].