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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 18, 2011

TGIF: There's Got to Be a Better Way

What’s so remarkable about events in the Middle East is that a significant number of people who had felt powerless looked around at what they’d seen every day of their lives and thought for the first time: “It doesn’t have to be this way.”

When will Americans do that?
Read the rest of TGIF here.


Anonymous said...

The best way ever devised to herd individuals into a massive, obedient collective is to give them nice treats and then scare them that the treats will disappear if they don't do what they are told. Egypt failed on the treat side.

The USA is a superb example -- perhaps the best -- of getting it right.

So Americans will never do what you suggest.

Sheldon Richman said...

But with the coming crisis scaring the ruling elite, the treats may be curtailed. Then watch out.