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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.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lincoln

My friend Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, a Civil War scholar as well as an economist and economic historian, has written a spot-on op-ed about Abraham Lincoln in the Chicago Tribune. I highly recommend it.

3 comments:

David J said...

What a kick ass article. Reminds me of some of Tom DiLorenzo's work. I will buy this guy's book. Thanks for posting!

PurpleGreenPops.com said...

We only wish our national debt was currently $2.8 billion!

Thanks for the heads up on the column.

Robert Kaercher said...

My only nitpick with that piece is that Hummel appears to give Lincoln a bit more credit than he deserves with regards to opposing slavery. My impression's always been that Lincoln was a white supremacist and racial seperatist who talked out of both sides of his mouth on the issue, so it's difficult to ascertain just how "sincere" he was, if at all, in opposing slavery qua slavery.

But it's still refreshing to see a critical piece on Lincoln upon the occasion of his b-day. I've been wanting to read Hummel's book for a long time now. Maybe it's high time I bumped it to the top of my reading list.