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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, November 16, 2010

Blast from the Past

In earlier, stupider, days I thought he was a bad guy.


N. Joseph Potts said...

Like you, I was 46 years younger then, too, and at LEAST 46 years stupider (maybe eons).

I thought he was a bad guy, too. I know better, now. 46 years better.

Perry E. Metzger said...

I'm curious, why did you think he was a bad guy back then?

Sheldon Richman said...

I had not rid myself of the last traces of conservatism/Randianism. Savio was branded a "leftist," which I took to mean anti-free-market, which I took to mean wrong on all things. Luckily, I encountered sounder thinking before too long.