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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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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.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Furkan Dogan, 19, R.I.P.

(Updated June 9) It may seem tribal to single out the one American among the nine killed by Israeli forces during the raid on the humanitarian flotilla headed toward Gaza. But nation-states usually make a big deal when someone holding one of their passports is harmed by a foreign government. So it's worth pointing out that, to date, the U.S. government has lodged no protest with the government of Israel. Of course the White House did have time to criticize journalist Helen Thomas's remarks about Israel as "offensive and reprehensible." How many people did Thomas murder?

2 comments:

Mike Gogulski said...

Maybe it is tribal. Maybe it's also sad that I found a new level of sadness about this incident seeing the face and reading the name of one of the victims, where before there was only this kind of statistical abstraction ("x people died, when..."). Sadness all around. RIP.

Joe said...

Did you happen to catch Justin Raimondo's recent article in which he mentions Joe Biden's reaction to this kid's murder? Biden more or less said, "What's the big deal. Israel has a right to defend itself." Now we know how important protecting the lives of the "American people" really is to these scumbags.