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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.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


The opiate of the people. Cast your vote, feel good, then zone out till the next one. The politicians will look out for you while you're sleeping it off.
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Eric Hanneken said...

At least opium smokers don't scold you for not sharing their habit, or harangue you to "get out and smoke!"

Michael J. Green said...

I don't care what brand of opium you smoke, Eric, but for God's sake, smoke something!

N. Joseph Potts said...

It's STILL the people's last, desperate, (vain,) way of trying to keep or get this or that particular bastard out of office.

It becomes continually more vain, even for that, as officeholders devise ever more ways of keeping themselves in office, and challengers out. And, of course, as the effective range of choices continues to narrow.