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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 25, 2016

Tibor Machan, RIP

Tibor R. Machan, the indefatigably prolific libertarian philosopher, died March 24 at the age of 77. He was a founding editor of Reason and the author or editor of many -- many -- books, scholarly papers, articles, and letters to editors. Having first seen him speak in 1970 (as I recall), I worked with Tibor in several capacities and always found him interesting and challenging. I had disagreements with him, and he could be difficult at times. But he was, in my experience, a good person with an oversized love of life. Reason's obituary is here.

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