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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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ferguson

In shootings by police, fully independent and public adversarial inquiries should be conducted. There's no getting around the fact that in such cases, the prosecutor is also likely to be the de facto defense counsel.

Good editorial in the New York Times.

1 comment:

Grung_e_Gene said...

Please note that conservatives were unabshedly in 100% support of Brown's killing. The American Right believes absolutely in the Rule of Law and deference to Authority as long as that Authority us being used to kill or incarcerate blacks and minorities, to disrupt Leftist agitation and to destroy Unions and Workers Power.

If said Rule of Law is being to arrest a right-wing Criminal or to stop polluting Corporations then Conservatives scream it is tyranny and unconstitutional.