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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, May 03, 2011

Op-ed: Obama's Broken Guantanamo Promise

The latest leaks of classified documents, which show that the U.S. government imprisoned hundreds of men at Guantánamo Bay on the most dubious “evidence,” brings to mind the question, Why hasn’t President Obama kept his promise to close the infamous prison that will forever stain America’s honor?
Read the rest of my op-ed here.

1 comment:

D. Saul Weiner said...

The public opposition to closing Guantanamo was disturbing on 2 levels. One in and of itself. Secondly, and even more troubling in my view, is that it is a very clear indicator that most Americans have bought into the whole WOT mentality, hook, line, and sinker. The reaction to the assassination of OBL has recently confirmed this.

How do you convince people that (by and large) the people who are supposedly protecting us are in fact doing diabolical things day in and day out ???