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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, November 15, 2008

What Does Obama See in Her?

I don't mean Hillary Clinton, though I could ask that too. I mean Madeleine Albright. She has spoken for Obama's campaign, and now she is one of his representatives at the G-20 meeting on how to fix the world financial markets. Shudder.

So what's wrong with Albright?

For those who have forgotten, Albright was Bill Clinton's UN ambassador and then secretary of state who in 1996 notoriously pronounced the deaths of half a million Iraqi children due to the U.S. post-Gulf War embargo "worth it." When Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of "palling around with terrorists," she had the wrong person in mind.

Read my account of her attempt to clean up the record.


steven said...

Thanks for the article, Sheldon. The last two sentences of your article bring a lot into focus. How anybody who is willing to consider the enormous suffering endured by innocent people as a result of American's foreign policy could possibly think that "they hate us for our freedoms" is beyond me.

The Stark Raving Viking said...

Save our freedom, save our country, tell all about Hillary Clinton.

Having Hillary Clinton in any administration or any political position means nothing but sleaze.

I want to see Barack Obama's administration succeed.

Taking Hillary Clinton on board is a big mistake.

One of the most corrupt court districts happens to be Hillary's.

A constituent of US Senator in New York had concerns about the federal judge nominee, Wesley, also a favorite of George W. Bush. Judge Wesley seems to be a team player out to keep judicial misconduct secret and those expose, jailed.

Elena Sassower wanted to warn Hillary Clinton about the shenanigans of Judge Wesley, so Clinton allegedly saw to it that Sassower was jailed to shut her up about the truth. [more info]