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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.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Silver Lining on the "Stimulus" Bill

Update: The Senate bill is now $827 billion, so the following item has been overtake by events. Hopefully the outcome alluded to below will still take place.

Breaking news from CNN:
Democratic and Republican Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement for a $780 billion economic stimulus package, according to two Democratic sources and a GOP negotiator. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took the list of cuts to the nearly $900 billion Senate bill to fellow Democrats, and the Senate continued the debate into the evening.
Below $800 billion! Well, look at the bright side. Maybe it will drive Paul Krugman crazy.

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