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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, July 06, 2012

Was the Constitution Meant to Limit Government Power?

While I don't agree with Robert Parry on what would be desirable, he makes some excellent historical points in "How Scalia Distorts the Framers." I've made my own contributions in "Was the Constitution Really Meant to Constrain the Government?,"  "The Constitution or Liberty?," and "That Mercantilist Commerce Clause."


Anonymous said...

I tried the Wendy McElroy link and it doesn't work.

Marilyn Steffen

Sheldon Richman said...

What McElroy link?