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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.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Good Quote

Browsing Chomsky on Anarchism at Barnes & Noble today, I came across this quotation from Daniel Bell:
It has been war rather than peace that has been largely responsible for the acceptance of planning and technocratic modes in government.
Conservatives who sincerely dislike big government might think about that one.

Cross-posted at Liberty & Power.


Anonymous said...

I see that book everyday at work. I'll look that up.
Chomsky himself is an unreliable anarchist.


Sheldon Richman said...

He is indeed. He says that no anarchist can believe in private ownership of the means of production. This would seem to rule out private ownership by anyone, even workers.