Disclaimer: Don't blame me; the whole thing was Gene Roddenberry's idea.

"Don't get me wrong, darling," said Mrs. Logarta. "It's a marvelous book, truly; I just wish you hadn't been quite so even-handed. One couldn't even tell that you disapproved of the events you described."

"That's the goal, dear," said the Professor. "I'm a historian, not a parson; my job is to present the facts of the period, not issue moral judgments about them."

"Yes, but this subject…" His wife sighed. "Well, never mind. It's still a marvelous book."

Which must have been true. Anyway, few other historical treatises were ever revered like A. C. Logarta's Chicago Mobs of the Twenties.