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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 02, 2006

Rice on the Value of Democracy

Over in England Secrerary of State Condoleezza Rice has been met with antiwar demonstrations at each stop. This prompted her to say, "To a certain extent, the protesters make my point, that democracy is the only system where people's voices can be heard and heard peacefully and then safely ignored."

Okay, I made that last part up. But I bet that's what she was thinking.

1 comment:

charlie ehlen said...

Mr. Richman,
Condi,Cheney, Bush, et al (he always gets mentioned) ignore ANY and ALL people who do not march in lockstep with them. If we don't dance to their tune, we are ignored, or, sent to Gitom or some other prison of their choice.
What else can we expect from this most criminal of any American administration? Not much it seems.
charlie ehlen