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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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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.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Made it to Tbilisi

After a day's layover in Amsterdam, we arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia, at 5 a.m. today. After sleeping till 1 p.m. we started our student seminar, sponsored by FEE and our liberal friends here. I will lecture tomorrow on taxation and the next day on the welfare state.

We are actually at a little hotel outside Tbilisi in the mountains. It is cold, damp, and overcast, and the climate has penetrated the hotel. Nevertheless, we have 50 eager students from Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. So it should be a good seminar.

More to come.


Anonymous said...

It may not be a healthy attitude, but I have this wonderful feeling that conditions in places like Armenia are an excellent chance to "start over" in the project for liberty.
Judging by the students you've met, are they saturated with Marxist baggage, or were they already converted to the free market persuasion before hearing you speak? Somewhere in between? Thanks.


Sheldon Richman said...

No Marxists in our group at all, but they are there by self-selection. We had an eager group, excited to hear about free markets.