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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, November 11, 2008

Left-Libertarianism Comes to Cato!

I urge everyone to read Roderick Long's blast at the corporate state at Cato Unbound:

Responses will be published over the next few days.

Well done, Roderick!


Anonymous said...

No kidding. What a great article and it certainly shapened my definition of the free market.

luke said...

Cato!? So you are suggesting that we can all just be friends? Surely you are joking, Mr. Richman!

Sheldon Richman said...

Luke, I try to get along with everybody.

TokyoTom said...

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

I've certainly encountered at LVMI a refusal by libertarians to constructively engage on corporatism, at least in the context of environmental issues, where the reflexive preference continues to be to bash enviro-commies while ignoring the abuses of liberty resulting from pervasive and prevailing corporate rent-seeking. That's certainly George Reisman's schtick.