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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, January 07, 2011

Op-ed: Why WikiLeaks Leaks Matter

Why should anyone care about the secret diplomatic cables WikiLeaks has disclosed? So what if State Department bureaucrats say unflattering things about other world “leaders”? Some people may be asking those questions in response to WikiLeaks’s latest disclosures. Okay, they say, leaks about atrocities on the battlefield (such as the first WikiLeaks disclosure, the “Collateral Murder” video) tell us something we should know about — the gross misconduct by U.S. military forces, condoned by the command all the way up to the president of the United States.

But diplomatic cables? Who cares?

We all should care. The documents serve as a timely reminder that the people who collectively call themselves “the government” are professional liars.
Read the rest of "The WikiLeaks Leaks Matter."

1 comment:

ToryII said...

War supporters tried to label Assange a traitor, as if they were military experts (generals or admirals or CIA agents). Their hero Bush (an evangelist) is incompetent on the subject of war and morality.

But Assanges wikileaks barely exposed anything that would or could compromise the safety of our military.

And that's another aspect of this dogma. How can anyone compromise the safety of the most powerful military, regardless of where it wages war ? Our military (LOL) is fighting a barely equipped third world band of guerillas (patriots). The kind that resisted the British at Concord Bridge.

They use the wikileaks to FORCE people to either shut up or support their illegal, or useless war. They thought they had something big, something that could move everyone over to their side.

They're not experts on conducting war or on morality.