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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.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Okay, He Was a Nice Guy!

During the the long state-worship service we call a funeral for a dead president, endless pundits and politicians have commented on what a good guy Jerry Ford was; how he was a wonderful neighbor, and so on. Okay, I buy it. I buy it! As someone once said, it's not the man I disrespect but the office.

1 comment:

Thomas Bell said...

I totally agree! The office of the President has power, and Lord Action had a famous saying about power corrupts.