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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, June 10, 2010

Natalee Holloway and Rachel Corrie

Scott Horton, the superb host of Antiwar Radio, raises a great point. There is something wrong with a society in which most people know who Natalee Holloway is, but few know who Rachel Corrie is.

How many know who Leon Klinghoffer is? How many know who Furkan Dogan is? Many people will recognize the first of these names even now, 25 years after it first hit the news. Can we say the same for the second today? How about 25 years from now? I think I know the answer.


Kevin Carson said...

For six months, I prided myself on not knowing enough about the O.J. Simpson case to have an opinion. "I don't know enough to have an opinion, and I'm trying to keep it that way."

D. Saul Weiner said...

We are in a trance. And this does not bode well for the "thinking outside the box" that is needed today.