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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.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

And So It Goes


4 comments:

Adam Holland said...

This is an excellent example of a stick-figure straw-man argument.

Sheldon Richman said...

There's a big difference between a stick figure and a strawman. The equivalent of this exchange happens all the time. Just look and listen.

Anonymous said...

I've heard that "I have lots of Jewish friends" is overused and unconvincing. Next time this happens, I'll try "Kippahs are so hip!" and "Matzah balls are delicious!"

Anonymous said...

I'm just joking of course :P