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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, July 22, 2006


From the news services:
American officials said Friday that the Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precisionguided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week.

The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. The shipment’s disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran’s efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah.

The new American arms shipment to Israel was not announced publicly, and the officials who described the administration’s decision to rush the munitions to Israel would discuss it only after being promised anonymity.

1 comment:

Quexalcote said...

Rather amazing that anybody would be able to read an account of the U.S. actively and obviously helping the Israeli bombing, and then that the Arab world would be upset by the "appearance" that the U.S. was doing that, without feeling their intelligence the least bit insulted, but I suppose it will be received that way by the vast majority who reads it.