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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, January 23, 2015

TGIF: What Are Libertarians Out to Accomplish?

When I was researching my recent article on Nathaniel Branden, who died last month, I came across an audio file of a talk Branden gave at the 1979 Libertarian Party national convention in Los Angeles....
[T]he talk, “What Happens When the Libertarian Movement Begins to Succeed?,” is remarkable in more than one respect....
As a psychologist, Branden was interested in how success might be received by libertarians.
Read it here.

1 comment:

Grung_e_Gene said...

What are libertarians out to accomplish? Hmmm, the recreation of the Feudal System which Corporate Monsters Like AmWay and Koch Industries in charge of huge swaths of the Nation-State beholden to no government , constrained by no regulations and free to crush the working class under the iron heel of wage slavery and corporate bondage.