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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, March 09, 2012

Jewish Life Thrives in Iran

How can this be? Does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not know there are 25,000 Jews in Iran?


Mike Renzulli said...

In 1948 the Persian Jewish population was approxinately 150,000 today it is about 25,000.

The reason for this is the anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic policies of the Iranian regime which the Iranian Jews fled. When the Shah was in power the Jews had equal status to that of other Iranians. Once Khomeini and Iranian Islamists took power life became a living hell for Iranian Jews.

If, as you imply, that Iran treats it's Jews with respect and dignity why are gays and lesbians executed?


“Since its inception, the Islamic movement has been afflicted with the Jews who established anti-Islamic propaganda and joined in various stratagems, and as you can see, this activity continues down to our present day.” - Ayatollah Khomeini

Sheldon Richman said...

I guarantee that if the Jews of Iran were being persecuted, we'd hear about it from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and AIPAC, who are spoiling for war with Iran. For details on Jewish life in Iran, see this.