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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, September 28, 2012

Richman's Law

No matter how much the government controls the economic system, any problem will be blamed on whatever small zone of freedom that remains.

3 comments:

JOR said...

Corollary: No matter how violently imperialistic the government is, any problems between the US and foreigners will be blamed on insufficient bloodlust/patriotism/leadership/humanitarianism.

Professorlocknload said...

Liberty is the antithesis of political oppression, which is what gives politicians "meaning."

RJ Miller said...

Good God, you just hit the nail right on the head.

I was recently thinking to myself how people tend to look at isolated cases of cronyism (such as Enron) and blame the entire free market for such downfalls.

Glad to see an article on the Freeman addressing this.