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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.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Rothbard Memorial Lecture

I'd like to commend to everyone Roderick T. Long's Rothbard Memorial Lecture, which he delivered recently at the Mises Institute. You can listen to the MP3 here. (Available also as a podcast for your iPod.) In his lecture Long revisits Murray Rothbard's classic essay "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty," which I also commend to anyone who hasn't read it, or read it recently. It is indispensable for understanding where libertarianism fits in the political landscape. (Hint: It ain't rightwing.) Enjoy!

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