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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, April 29, 2016

Yet More Praise

The Anti-Federalists were right: The pursuit of "national greatness" inevitably diminishes liberty and centralizes government. The U.S. Constitution did both, as Sheldon Richman demonstrates in this powerfully argued anarchist case against the blueprint for empire known as the U.S. Constitution. 
--Bill Kauffman, author, Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin

5 comments:

SB said...

Is there a prize for being the first amazon reviewer? :)

Just finished it last night. Nice job Sheldon. Added a couple of more books to my booklist from the sources you cited.

Sheldon Richman said...

Thanks, SB! Sorry, I have no prize to give, but a review would be much appreciated. :)

SB said...

The review is already up. Small blub, but maybe a little something to get the ball rolling.

Sheldon Richman said...

Thanks very much! I like what you said.

Sheldon Richman said...

SB's review is here.