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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.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

History and Liberty at FEE

The Foundation for Economic Education just completed a fantastic week-long seminar on History and Liberty. Behold this lineup:
  • David Beito on the state against blacks and civil liberties during World War I
  • Stephen Davies on globalization and economic nationalism's path to World War I
  • Burton Folsom on the myth of the robber barons and the Great Depression
  • David Hart on pre-Marxist class theories and the private production of security in liberal thought
  • Robert Higgs on liberty versus power and the costs of war
  • Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on the American Revolution, Civil War, and economics of slavery
  • Me on the Articles of Confederation versus the Constitution
This is one for the record books!


Edward said...

I really wanted to go to one of those, but I had to take calculus.

Sheldon Richman said...

We missed you!