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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.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Are We to Be Spared Nothing?

The New York Times reports that George II told the author of a forthcoming book that after his presidency,
"We’ll have a nice place in Dallas," where he will be running what he called "a fantastic Freedom Institute" promoting democracy around the world.
Some things just require no comment.

3 comments:

Nicolas said...

But I'll comment anyway.

My favorite part was this:

First, Mr. Bush said, “I’ll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol’ coffers.” With assets that have been estimated as high as nearly $21 million, Mr. Bush added, “I don’t know what my dad gets — it’s more than 50-75” thousand dollars a speech, and “Clinton’s making a lot of money.”

Must an argument to disprove "intelligent design" be more elaborate than muttering "Bush...Kennedy"? And then consider that the species nominates them as its leaders.

James Greenberg said...

"Must an argument to disprove "intelligent design" be more elaborate than muttering "Bush...Kennedy"? And then consider that the species nominates them as its leaders."

As a member of the species homo sapiens, I resent the implication that I had anything to do with political leaders alleged "nominations." Frankly, that thinking is pedestrian in the extreme, as "leaders" are selected by the ruling elite, republican trappings of government just being a circus for the masses.

"Some things just require no comment."

That, alas, is a comment.

The proper response would have been:

Sheldon Richman said...

James, touche.