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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.

Friday, February 08, 2008

McCain's the One

All you need to know about John McCain:

One more thing you should know: he was bombing civilian infrastructure in Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam, a country that had done nothing to him or his country, when he was shot down and taken prisoner in 1967.

There's a big difference between "hero" and "war hero."


bushfirefighter said...

I didn't know that McCain gave himself the orders to bomb Hanoi. What I wanna say: I don't know wether McCain is a war hero or not - I even do not know what a war hero is at all - but one should be careful to blame somebody for things he simply cannot prevent.

Ben said...

McCain may not have given the orders, but he chose to put himself in the position to receive them, and he accepted them. You can't blame the atrocities of war solely on the men giving the orders; someone has to pull the trigger.

Sheldon Richman said...

One can refuse to follow an immoral order. In fact, one must refuse. Read Leonard Read's "Conscience on the Battlefield."