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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.

3 comments:

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.