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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.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

We Are Being Stampeded into War with Iran

It's 2002 all over again. Big Lies are being repeated every day -- without any evidence offered or even skeptical questioning from alleged news people -- about a grave threat to our society from a Middle Eastern Muslim nation. This time it's Iran and its alleged nuclear-weapons program. Unless the United States or Israel bombs that country and effects regime change, we're doomed.

It's all nonsense. The quickest way to see this is to watch this video, in which the heroic Scott Horton, host of Antiwar Radio, debunks the empty claim that Iran is building nukes.


Anonymous said...

Who was the liar that Scott Horton was refuting? Is there a YouTube of the complete panel presentation?

Sheldon Richman said...

I have no idea. Don't call people names here, Mr. Anonymous (nice touch). Give a counterargument based on fact or take your hands off the keyboard and step away. Horton regularly interviews knowledgeable people on Antiwar Radio (e.g. Gordon Prather) who make this same case. If you can refute, do it. And make sure you tell the federal intelligence agencies, since their latest National Security Estimate says Iran has had no nuclear weapons program since 2003 and the agencies are resisting pressure from political forces to change that conclusion.

Sheldon Richman said...

Scott Horton provided the link to the full debate. It's here.