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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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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, August 09, 2011

Face It

Unless you want world government, you're already an anarchist. We're just haggling over the level.
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This Machine Kills Communists said...

Not really. There is no reason that support of a particular state has to be 'principled' or 'universal'. Fuck that Kantian nonsense. The idea that law has anything to do with this 'morality' nonsense is childish.

Sheldon Richman said...

I'm not a Kantian. The point is that libertarians who oppose a single world government logically imply that order is possible without government. If it's true at the international level it's also true at lower levels. In fact, it's more true there because the governments that interact internationally face perverse incentives and can socialize costs, something individuals cannot do.