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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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Palestine Romney Doesn’t Know

Amazingly, it came from the Washington Post, but this op-ed by Zahi Khouri, "The Palestine Romney doesn’t know," is very much worth reading.


Anonymous said...

The author claims to be a Christian but is obviously lying.

There are only a few thousand Christians in Gaza. Since Hamas took power in 2007 they have routinely been subjected to increased levels of violence and intimidation. Many flee for their lives even to this day:


Sheldon Richman said...

You're pretty quick to call someone a liar. You call that evidence for your charge? Your propaganda campaign grows tiresome.

Anonymous said...

Would you would prefer this?


Or maybe this?


How about this?


There is plenty more I can show you. However, I would be curious to find out if presented evidence that debunks your assertion (which I think I have) are you willing to change your mind?

Anonymous said...

Oh and then there is also this:


Sheldon Richman said...

Do these contain proof that Khouri is a liar about being Christian?

Sheldon Richman said...

Looks like you're wrong. See this. He's not only a Christian, he's been victimized by Zionism.

Sheldon Richman said...

And please note how "un-Western" he seems.

Anonymous said...

Okay point taken about Khouri. However, I do not believe he is a Christian and he focuses soley on Israeli occupation in Gaza but (as near as I can tell) says nothing nor denounces the persecution of Christians in the territory if not in Muslim countries.

Fortunately and remember, he is expressing an opinion. I also wonder what are your feelings about Christian persecution in that region of the world as well? I see you are silent not only about that but also Israel's secularism vs. the Muslim world's theocractic dictatorships.

The PLO and Hamas charters call for ethnic and religious cleansing and demand the removal of all Jews in the entire area. They have rewritten history by claiming the Jewish people never lived in Jerusalem either.

When Israel pulled out of Gaza, the Gazans demanded that every Jew pack up and leave, even the ones who had lived there for generations. So every Jew left, but it's still not enough to satisfy the Muslims, who want the entire Middle East to be empty of Jews AND Christians.

If you're against apartheid, then when are you going to organize a protest against Jordan? Jordan is an apartheid country that refuses to allow Jews to become citizens or own land. When are you going to organize a protest against the Palestinians?

Sheldon Richman said...

So you believe Khouri lies about his religion, but you have no evidence for your belief. What would Ayn Rand say? But thanks. That about says it all.