Business End of Government

 

 

Name
Smoot, Dan (Author)
Title
Business End of Government
Abstract
Written by Dan Smoot and published by Western Islands (a press run by the John Birch Society), 1973’s The Business End of Government purported to demonstrate "the full and alarming spectrum of government forces now being brought to bear against one of our vital assets, the free American businessman." Such an offering was typical for Smoot, a one-time FBI agent who built a career as a conservative c ommentator working first for H.L. Hunt’s Facts Forum organization. From the mid-1950s on, he published The Dan Smoot Report and produced numerous radio and television broadcasts in order to propagate his small government, anti-tax, anti-communist, and anti-liberal views. The Business End of Government was specifically focused on federal regulatory measures, featuring chapters such as "Harassment: The OSHA Syndrome" and "The FDA Con Game." Just as the book’s cover image featured a faceless shooter whose silhouette is that of the US Capitol, Smoot’s argument was that an impersonal bureaucratic government was killing the independent American.
Collection Name
Group Research, Inc. Records
Archival Context
Series IX: Publications. Box no. 89
Subjects
1973
Format
books
Genre
books
Publication Information
Western Islands Publishers: Boston (Mass.). 1973
Date
1973
Note (Admin)
Collection also listed as: 'Group Research Printed Materials'
Language
English
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
6276296
Also In
Choosing sides
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8WT057K