Available Now! (click cover)

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.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Why I Like Seymour Hersh

Yesterday MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked journalist Seymour Hersh what worries him most: a U.S. war with Iran, civil war in Iraq, or the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

"George Bush," Hersh said.

P.S.: Hersh reports in The New Yorker that the Bush administration is making plans to attack Iran and in the process is aiding Sunni extremists as a way to thwart Iranian and other Shi'ites. Al Qaeda, of course, is Sunni. Hersh writes:
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coƶperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
Things just get wackier and wackier.

No comments: