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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.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rand Paul, Jack Hunter, and All That

I cringe every time libertarianism is associated with the Confederate States of America. Read Jeff Hummel's Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men to see why you should too.


Anonymous said...

Rand Paul has an astoundingly political tin ear.

Younes Megrini said...

What do you think of Dilorenzo's work on the civil war and Lincoln?

Sheldon Richman said...

I have not read them, but a Civil War scholar whom I trust implicitly advises that they are agenda-driven shoddy pieces of work -- not real works of history. I've read several reviews and accounts which support that judgment.