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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, November 11, 2010

Reason TV and Me

When I was at Libertopia last month, Reason TV caught up with me. Here's the result.

2 comments:

dennis said...

Some madman calling himself "The Commander" used the comments section there to write a raving patriotic anti-Obama manifesto. He also accuses the empty suit in chief of being a "Mmslim". What a "Mmslim" is, I have no idea. I think it is a skinny candy coated chocolate candy produced by the Mars corporation.

Tom said...

Sheldon,

Good interview. I've been trying to come up with areas in which "we" are more free. It would probably be best to look at the freedom of black Americans because they were the "least free" overall when white men were the "most free". Black people can marry who they want, own property and own guns. This list is not exhaustive. But all of these freedoms are subject to significant government control.
Chattel slavery is dead and gone. However, it seems that the plantation has only changed forms. (and this goes for all Americans) Just because one is not confined to a small plot of land doesn't mean that they are not on a plantation. The slaves may be rich but, to borrow a phrase from Szasz, isn't that just "prettifying the plantation".

All Americans now live under a central bank, Social Security, income taxation, occupational licensure, drug laws, gun laws, zoning, immigration laws, etc.

Your thoughts.