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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.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

We See What We Want to See

The maudlin nonsense continues to flow in connection with Gerald Ford's funeral. Columnist Mike Barnicle was all over MSNBC today telling what he called a revealing anecdote about Ford. Dining with House Speaker Tip O'Neill shortly after assuming the presidency, Ford said that his new higher salary would do wonders for his pension. Barnicle says this shows Ford to be a "grounded" regular guy. I suspect that had Richard Nixon said that, Barnicle would be saying that it showed Nixon to be the greedy bastard we always knew him to be.

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