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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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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

What's So Funny, Chris?

Chris Matthews, host of "Hardball" on MSNBC (it really should be called Nerfball), tonight found the idea of an African-American libertarian laughable. Now why in the world would he want to insult African-Americans that way?

Cross-posted at Liberty & Power.


David said...

Chris Matthews obviously could not see me when he made that statement!

TokyoTom said...

Sheldon, what did Matthews actually say? Do you have a link to a video clip of it?

Sheldon Richman said...

He made the comment in reference to the Senate runoff in Georgia, where the libertarian candidate had enough votes to keep the major candidates from getting over 50 percent. In wondering how the libertarian votes would go, Matthews made the remark. The Democratic candidate, by the way, is not black, so I'm not sure why Matthews thought to say that.