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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.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Land Without a People?

Someone posted this on Facebook. I thought it was worth passing along.


Tom said...


Isn't modern Hebrew an invented language, as well? I remember Mises saying in Omnipotent Government(I think) that the ancient Hebrews spoke Aramaic and that only the clergy spoke Hebrew.

Sheldon Richman said...

Here's what Shlomo Sand writes in The Invention of the Jewish People:

"In the second century BCE the rural population still spoke either Hebrew or Aramaic, most merchants communicated in Greek, and the governing and intellectual elites in Jerusalem spoke and wrote mainly in Aramaic."