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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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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.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

A Diversion

To change the subject, I've taken up the electric bass. Some guys my age buy sports cars, motorcycles, or sailboats. Here's my far-less-dangerous new toy, a Fender Squier Jazz Bass.

Hat tip: Ben Richman

16 comments:

James Greenberg said...

"We're gettin' the band back together!"

"We're on a mission from God."

Sheldon Richman said...

I'm in.

James "Guitar" Greenberg said...

Seriously, I play guitar and woodwinds. I know Jake Hornberger rocks out on the keyboards. We could have a monster freedom band! Must put it on the agenda at the next FFF or FEE conference.

Sheldon Richman said...

I've got a name: the Rockingham Whigs. :-)

Sheldon Richman said...

Repertoir:

We Won't Get Fooled Again
Monster
Taxman

Any more?

James "Guitar" Greenberg said...

Anarchy in the UK -- Sex Pistols

2 + 2 = ? -- Bob Seger

I Can't Drive 55 -- Sammy Hagar

Another Brick in the Wall, pt. 2 -- Pink Floyd

Us and Them -- Pink Floyd

What's Goin' On -- Marvin Gaye

Favorite Son -- CCR

These songs are all fairly simple and are great ones for someone just starting out to try. I could go on for hours. :)

James "Guitar" Greenberg said...

Rockingham Whigs? OK. A couple I've brainstormed recently:

Woodda Coodda Shoodda

Roy Hobbs and The Naturals

Good Intentions

PCT (Petrified Cat Turds)

When brainstorming, there are no bad ideas. Well ... that may debatable.

Sheldon Richman said...

Unintended Consequences
Spontaneous Order

Ben Richman said...

Don't forget "Children of the Revolution" by T. Rex and "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath!

Sheldon Richman said...

Ben, I don't know those! Bring me the CDs.

James "Guitar" Greenberg said...

War Pigs .... mmm hmm!

I'm guessing Ben is related to Sheldon.

Ben has great musical taste, if I may say so.

Sabbath is like Guitar 101. If you can play Sabbath's greatest hits, you know 95% of rock guitar.

Sheldon, I like the band names, but if I can make a suggestion, polysyllaby should probably be kept to a minimum. You don't want to exclude the more literacy-challenged in society.

;-)

Sheldon Richman said...

James, you're probably right. I don't know that Ben guy. The last name is one of the bizarre coincidences. ;)

Gene Callahan said...

Police and Thieves

Police and thieves in the streets
Oh yeah!
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the street
Oh yeah!
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition

From genesis to revelation
The next generation will be hear me
From genesis to revelation
The next generation will be hear me

And all the crowd comes in day by day
No one stop it in anyway
And all the peacemaker turn war officer
Hear what I say

-- Junior Murvin

James "Guitar" Greenberg said...

"Police and Thieves"

But you repeat yourself.

About this alleged relationship between Ben and Sheldon, I demand an investigation. :)

Sheldon, I think it is a strong testament to music that this thread has generated the most comments on your blog of late.

Sheldon Richman said...

Or a strong testament against my alleged political wisdom. :)

JOR said...

What about Body Count's "Cop Killer"?