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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.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Whining Empire

My article "The Whining Empire" appears on Counterpunch today. Click here.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Very well put, as always.

Incidentally, via the "School of the Americas" (which now goes under the euphemistic Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) the U.S. government is indirectly responsible for repressive military dictatorships in several Latin American countries, including the "desaparecidos" ("guerra sucia" [dirty war]) in Argentina and the "anos de chumbo" (years of lead) in Brazil. Fortunately, Argentina and other countries have stopped sending trainees to WHINSEC.