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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.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


We already know what will happen. A few of the men on the scene will be charged, tried, and imprisoned. Maybe someone slightly higher up will be reprimanded for the cover-up. But most of the people responsible will escape even censure. Of course, responsibility goes up to the highest level: the White House. Who decided to put men trained to kill in neighborhoods full of women, old men, and children, not to mention young men who object to the occupation of their country?

I recommend this moving article by Robert Higgs.

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