Speaking about my new book We the Elites: Why the US Constitution Serves the Few

Nieuws, gepost door: Robert Ovetz op 08/10/2022 10:10:12

Wanneer: 08/11/2022 - 21:46

I will speaking about my new book at the University of Groningen on Nov. 8th. I am available give other talks about my new book We the Elites:

About We the Elites: Why the US Constitution Serves the Few

Written by 55 of the richest white men, and signed by only 39 of them, the US constitution is the sacred text of American nationalism. Popular perceptions of it are mired in idolatry, myth and misinformation - many Americans have opinions on the constitution but have little idea what it says.

This book examines the constitution for what it is – a rulebook for elites to protect capitalism from democracy. Social movements have misplaced faith in the constitution as a tool for achieving justice when it actually impedes social change through the many roadblocks and obstructions we call 'checks and balances'. This stymies urgent progress on issues like labour rights, poverty, public health and climate change, propelling the American people and rest of the world towards destruction.

My reading of the constitution shows that the system isn't broken. Far from it. It works as it was designed to.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at San Jose State University, labor columnist for Dollars & Sense and The Chief magazines, author of When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 published in 2019 by Haymarket Press, and author and editor of Workers' Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives published in 2020 by Pluto Press.

Please let me know if you are interested in having me give a talk.



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