Re: THE LAST HONEST PRESIDENT!
American Power and Organized Crime
See the review at this link:
Also, it's worth a trip to your local library or bookstore, specifically regarding the evolution of strife and propaganda before and during the American Civil War.
GWB used WMD's to justify attacking the ME.
Abe Lincoln used slavery and other nasty things to paint a dire picture of the South as a depraved pit of every human misery and vice, etc.
And yes, according to many historians, the REAL reason for secession was economic, and was similar to "taxation without representation" issues which fomented support for the American Revolution in the first place!