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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, August 05, 2011

Op-Ed: A Cheer and a Half for the Tea Party.

Were it not for the Tea Party, the debt-ceiling controversy might never have taken place. Kudos on that count alone.
The rest of the op-ed, "A Cheer and a Half for the Tea Party," is here.

1 comment:

Brian said...

It's not that the Tea Party "needs to be more radical." They're a blatantly nationalist, pro-warfare state, anti-immigrant affair with constitutionalist myopia, an unbelievably patchy view of American history, and open contempt for workers' self-organization.

And anyway, why give a cheer and a half (or any notice at all) for delaying, for the benefit of the Republican party, something that was nonetheless inevitably going to happen?

No one was seriously doubting that the debt ceiling was going to be raised. Nor was anyone seriously doubting that the Tea Party and the Republican Party were milking the whole thing for all the publicity they could get.