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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, August 06, 2010

You Might Be One

If you favor free world trade and oppose world government and the American Empire, you might be an anarchist.

3 comments:

Gary Chartier said...

Why, Sheldon—I think you've helped me to reach a new level of self-understanding.

Unavoidably, your comment makes me think of this:

http://www.bad-press.net/Bad_Press/broadsides_files/bad%20press%20%233.pdf

Sheldon Richman said...

Good piece, Gary. Thanks. There are many good criticisms to be made of WTO, but loss of sovereignty isn't one of them. It should be pointed out that "we" use trade agreements to force IP laws on the developing world. That is a bad thing, of course.

Gary Chartier said...

Completely agreed, Sheldon.