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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.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

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John Kindley said...

Mind saying why in particular, or directing me to some things you find interesting? I looked into him just a little while back because of the high regard Einstein had for him, but never went into much depth. I was intrigued by his theism, determinism, and reputation for high personal character.

Sheldon Richman said...

He was a liberal and a free-thinker who had the courage to question the deepest beliefs of his time when it was risky to do so. I admire that. He was "excommunicated" (permanently expelled and shunned) from the Jewish community he was brought up in for his naturalist beliefs.