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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, November 29, 2007

Isolationism versus Noninterventionism

I saw most of the debate. Here was Ron Paul's best moment, coming after John McCain accused him of being an isolationist (transcript here):
He doesn't even understand the difference between non-intervention and isolationism. I'm not an isolationism, (shakes head) em, isolationist. I want to trade with people, talk with people, travel. But I don't want to send troops overseas using force to tell them how to live. We would object to it here and they're going to object to us over there.


LarryRuane said...

That was a high point. Giuliani, on the other hand ... even when he's superficially right, he gets it fundamentally wrong:

"The Second Amendment clearly gives you the right to carry and to bear arms." (Emphasis mine.)

Mike said...

I agree Sheldon.

As a Canadian observer to this, I enjoyed that one the most. And FWIW, even my statist lefty progressive friends up here thing Ron Paul was the most honest and principled of the lot, even when they didn't agree with what he said.