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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.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Today's Offerings

FEE TGIF -- "The Bankers' Bank": the origins and ruling-class nature of the Fed.

FFF Op-ed -- "Liberty Creates Order": demolishing David Brooks's false alternative.

1 comment:

D. Saul Weiner said...

"The great individualist philosophers were never inarticulate, but they understood, as Brooks does not, that what constitutes the good life is none of the government’s damn business."

This column reminds us that the great individualist philosophers continue to be articulate in confronting the nonsense of the partisan hacks. I would only add to this point that the individualist philosophers don't believe there is a single version of the good life.