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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, August 05, 2006

Mr. Bush, Are You There?

If President Bush is trying to convince us that he hasn’t the slightest understanding of the Middle East, then he’s doing an outstanding job. Every statement he makes — and this goes for his secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, too — is soaked in ignorance. Any American who is paying attention should be shuddering to think that this man is running U.S. foreign policy.
Read the rest of "Mr. Bush, Are You There?" at The Future of Freedom Foundation website.

1 comment:

Clint said...

If you read his comments with the mindset that it's what he actually believes, then yes, you would be pretty certain that he's ignorant.

However, I don't think he's actually as stupid as he sounds. He knows how to spin the situation into a simple Israel=good, Hezbollah=bad and that's exactly what he's doing. It's pure propaganda. I'd be amazed if he didn't know the actual history. If he said things that were true about the current conflict, nobody would ever support it.