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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, March 20, 2006

Yerevan, Armenia

We made it to Yerevan, after several hours along a bad road, two hours at the border (damn governments), and a great feast of a dinner. You can't take the new good road because it is close to the border with Azerbaijan and Azeris sometimes shoot at cars; the two countries have an old territorial dispute, and Armenia controls land that Azerbaijan claims.

At the border, I met with Tom Palmer, my old friend and Cato Institute fellow, who was going from Armenia to Georgia. It was like a scene out of a Cold War movie, where the Russians and Americans make a prisoner exchange. It was quite a time and a nice reunion with Tom. We start another student seminar today, and return to Georgia on Thursday.

More later.

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