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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, November 14, 2015

Uproot the Tree of Empire

The horrendous attacks in Paris are more fruits of the tree of empire and colonialism. Needless to say, this is not to absolve the immediate perpetrators but only to acknowledge that they did not act in a vacuum. They murdered, maimed, and terrorized innocents; however, they did not initiate the violence.

If you abhor the harvest, work to uproot the tree.

3 comments:

Skyler J. Collins said...

If their victims were "innocent" as you say, then they most certainly did "initiate" violence. That's by definition.

Sheldon Richman said...

Not in the full context. They chose the wrong targets. That was their crime.

Anonymous said...

Yes, wrong targets. Now the people ask their Governments to choose wrong targets too. Again. After all, it is easier to kill innocent people than the people in power.
Only the State profits from all this. And the people seem to like it.