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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Always a Kerfuffle

Have you noticed that when right-wingers want to minimize (and defend) some Bush administration violation of civil liberties or individual rights, they call the controversy a "kerfuffle"? Torture at Abu Ghraib and other places? Warrantless eavesdropping? Kerfuffles. It's their cute way of saying, "What's the big deal? Now move on."

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