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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.

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Interview with Thomas Szasz

In the summer of 2005 I traveled to Thomas Szasz's home in Manlius, New York, and videoed an interview with the great critic of coercive psychiatry and the "therapeutic state."


Szasz Quotes said...

Thank you for posting this, Sheldon - amazing interview!

Sheldon Richman said...

I'm so glad I got to do it!

earth that was said...

There is an excellent Rothbard speech delivered at a symposium in honor of Szasz back in 1980. Called "Psychoanalysis as a Weapon it is quite remarkable. Rothbard got a few points in about how muslims are portrayed in the mass media that are still timely. Also he makes some points about 19th century abolitionists that are relevant to some recent critiicisms of Rothbard too.

Sheldon Richman said...

Thanks for the link!