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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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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.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Gig Is Up

My 15-year gig editing The Freeman will end September 30. I'm looking for a full-time editorial position with an online or paper publication.

14 comments:

BerserkRL said...

Once again, wretched news. Your editorship was the Freeman's golden age.

Luís Marques said...

What happened at FEE? :(

Sheldon Richman said...

Exciting things are happening in Irvington/Atlanta. FEE will revitalize its efforts by focusing on introducing students (16-24) to free-market economics. The organization decided that someone else would be better suited to edit The Freeman under these circumstances.

Jesse said...

Oog. I'm sorry to hear this.

Nicolas Martin said...

This is shocking and very distressing. Freeman has been a brilliant magazine under your editorship. First Freeman loses Szasz, and now you.

Anonymous said...

Introducing young people to free-market economics is fine and dandy, but it's too bad the decision-makers thought you couldn't/wouldn't be suitable for that. I know of a few university age persons who appreciate your work.

Richard G.

JOR said...

I'm guessing they decided to turn the Freeman into a vulgar libertarian apologetics mag, and figured you were too radical and thoughtful to be trusted with such a project.

You were key to making that magazine worth reading. Good luck, man.

Liberty said...

Best of luck to you sir. You shall be missed

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your excellent work Sheldon.

Jason said...

That's unfortunate. As a loyal subscriber, I can tell you that your columns have been one of the main reasons I've loved getting The Freeman.

GJG said...

Sheldon,

...Counterpunch needs somebody to take the place of Cockburn. Seeing as you've been published there several times over the years, they might be a home for you.

Gavin Beeker said...

Sheldon,

Thanks for your great work at the Freeman. I always enjoyed reading your articles immensely.

-Gavin

Sheldon Richman said...

Thanks, everyone! I'll let you know how things turn out.

Louis T. Kellner said...

Richman,

More and more people are reaching my blog with a Google search for "why was sheldon richman fired" and "sheldon richman quit", etc.

Do the honorable thing for once in your life and disclose the reasons FEE junked you like a half-eaten burrito, because no one is dumb enough to believe that "exciting things are happening" crap (other than your usual followers, who would believe that the moon doesn't exist if you told them so).