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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.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

What about the Unions?

I highly recommend this post from Joshua Holmes. He raises some good points and asks some good questions. I like this line: "Unions are good because they attempt to get their members the most for the least. Businesses are good because they attempt to get their owners the most for the least. Both are bad when they resort to swinging government like a club against their opponents. That's the only coherent libertarian position on the matter."

I'll return to this issue in the near future.

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