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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, March 14, 2014

Jeff Tucker's "Against Libertarian Brutalism"

Jeffrey Tucker has written an exciting and extremely important article: "Against Libertarian Brutalism." Please read it.

My summation:
The radical liberal project was about human flourishing through individual freedom and social cooperation. The right to be a nonviolent ogre was merely a logical, uninteresting implication.


thombrogan said...

Is someone finding his way towards the anti-capitalism way of supporting freed markets?

Dennis said...

Great essay. The piece is bound to go over the heads of the "brutalists". For some of our number, the idea that libertarianism should be more than just a commitment to the NAP is tantamount to declaring that there should be legislation against odious speech. Any society is going to be largely governed by norms, to argue that libertarianism should have nothing to say about what those norms are seems patently ridiculous. In fact, I'd argue that even those libertarians who most loudly proclaim thinness make proclamations about preferred norms.