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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

Orwell Lives

From Thomas Friedman, the New York Times' venerable fount of wisdom (Friday):
The only way this war is going to come to some stable conclusion any time soon is if The World of Order — and I don’t just mean “the West,’’ but countries like Russia [!], China [!], India [!], Egypt [!], Jordan [!] and Saudi Arabia [!] too — puts together an international force that can escort the Lebanese Army to the Israeli border and remain on hand to protect it against Hezbollah....

Israel does not like international forces on its borders and worries they will not be effective. But it will be better than a war of attrition, and nothing would set back the forces of disorder in Lebanon more than The World of Order helping to extend the power of the democratically elected Lebanese government to its border with Israel....

It is time that The World of Order got its act together....

The Bush team needs to convene a coalition of The World of Order.
The operative term here is "The World of Order."

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