Available Now! (click cover)

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, May 15, 2009

Murder in Afghanistan

Read eyewitness accounts of U.S. airstrikes in Granai, Afghanistan, last week. Imagine yourself in that village. This is what the U.S. government does in our name. Who isn't sickened by what's going on? What now, Obama? He withholds torture pictures for fear of inflaming anti-American sentiment, yet he does this. (See Glenn Greenwald.) Whom does this protect? How long will the "progressives" stick with him?

I'm sure we can count on some "libertarians" and Objectivists to say, "But the Taliban fight among the civilian population. They use human shields. They are responsible for the deaths of innocents."

Or maybe they can no longer say those things without embarrassment. Let's hope so.


Greg said...

They will stick with him far longer than you imagine. Just like the "conservatives" stuck with Bush far after it was clear that he was not a conservative.

Mark Tele said...

Sheldon, you are absolutely right: indeed, who wouldn't be sickened by what's going on?

JOR said...

"who wouldn't be sickened by what's going on?"

Randroids, patriotoids, Obama groupies, various Christian-warrior and atheist types who consider Moslems subhuman, etc.

Sheldon Richman said...

JOR, you're right. Unfortunately, there are people who are not only not sickened, but overjoyed!