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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 07, 2007

The Libertarian Event of the Season

The Future of Freedom Foundation scored big with its long-weekend conference on foreign policy and civil liberties in Reston, Va. I enjoyed every moment of it, and would like to publicly congratulate FFF President Jacob Hornberger for putting together such a magnificent program. Imagine a single gathering with Robert Higgs and Daniel Ellsberg; Ron Paul and Robert Scheer; Andrew Napolitano and Joanne Mariner; and many, many more. It was a shot in the arm for both the libertarian movement and the antiwar movement.

Keith Preston has written a good detailed summary of the speeches here.

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