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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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

They Died in Vain

In a remarkable exchange on MSNBC, correspondent Richard Engel said the personal investment of individual US troops was part of the calculation regarding what America should do next in Afghanistan. Chief diplomatic stenographer Andrea Mitchell, upped the ante, saying it was the "most important" part of the calculation.

This is called throwing good lives after bad.

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