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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, April 25, 2008

The Wisdom of Ringo

"Everything the government touches turns to crap."

--Ringo Starr


steven said...

Sheldon, we're all in the wilderness here.

Sheldon Richman said...

Welcome to the club.

Rorshak (1313) said...

I do think there are two things government are good at. Mass Murder and theft, and considering how many tax resisters there are out there it's not even that good at the latter.

Al said...

When and where did he say that? I'd run a link through you (you'd get about three hits out of the deal) but I'd like a link.

Sheldon Richman said...

Not to show my age or anything, but I remember when he said it. It was reported in the papers at the time. That was his reaction to learning that he had to pay a marginal income-tax rate of over 100 percent. I guess that changed under Thatcher.