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PatrickSMcNally Donating Member (127 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:17 AM
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5. "How does the biggest crime family get to *be* the biggest crime family?"
Regardless, your statement is very different from Scott's thesis and is clearly in conflict with it. Scott very explicitly puts forward a thesis which places an accent on the classical Mafia, and attempts to trace its involvement all the way back to at least the 1960s as the key ingredient. What you're doing is throwing out Scott's thesis, arguing that the Mafia has been killed off as a competitor by someone else and therefore Scott's argument is wrong.
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