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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, May 27, 2011

Lowest of Lows

When we're talking about Congress, identifying a low point is problematic. But in terms of public displays, nothing is lower than its marathon ass-kissing session the other day with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and, by implication, the Israel lobby. Simply disgusting.

The next time you hear a member of Congress (with one or two obvious exceptions) talk about freedom, justice, self-determination, and democracy, remember that scene. Palestinians need not apply.

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