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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.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Obama Backs Dictator

From Al Jazeera:
Frank Wisner, a special envoy for Barack Obama, the US president, has said Hosni Mubarak "must stay in office to steer" a process of gathering "national consensus around the preconditions" for the way forward.

1 comment:

N. Joseph Potts said...

Preconditions for consensus? What kind of Newspeak is that?

The precondition for consensus is consensus. Lots of people would like to "steer" it.

Hosni Mubarak is just one of those - one who, for the moment, happens to be "in office."

Mubarak has nothing to do with steering consensus. And neither does his "office." Nor anyone else's office, either.