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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, May 29, 2009

TGIF: The Rule of Lore

“This is a nation of laws not of men (and women).” We will be hearing a lot about that in the coming weeks.

The rest of TGIF, "The Rule of Lore," is here.


Jimi G said...

+1 for John Hasnas.

D. Saul Weiner said...

"Better to progressively shrink the sphere in which legislators can operate so that people are free to govern themselves through voluntary exchange."

But doesn't this notion bring us back to the problem with interpretation, for example, whether the commerce clause allows only certain types of restrictions or provides carte blanche?