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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, May 21, 2008

When Was the Last Time...

... a great inventor, scientist, intellectual, or entrepreneur got wall-to-wall coverage on cable television at word of his or her death or diagnosis of a terminal illness? Why does this happen only with politicians? It's just the media's subtle way of conveying their worldview that nothing is more important in life than the state and its "statesmen." Disgusting.

4 comments:

Mike said...

Why does this happen only with politicians?

Because they're our gods. Didn't you get the memo?

Joe said...

Actually, it also happens with "celebrities" like Anna Nicole Smith.

Sheldon Richman said...

Oh yes. If there's a sexual angle. It didn't happen with Frank Sinatra or George Harrison. It did happen with the Pope, but he's part politician, I guess.

Jimi G-Spot said...

"Oh yes. If there's a sexual angle."

I suppose the inventor of the dildo would get media attention then. Too bad he (she?) died in the Paleolithic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dildo#History