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America’s Counter-Revolution

C4SS Trustee Chair and Senior Fellow Sheldon Richman has some very exciting news regarding his forthcoming book, America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Stay tuned to this space in the coming days for more info.

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From the book’s description:

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.

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