The story of the year.
Re: Angelo M. Codevilla’s America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution:
Wow. That was an amazing, well thought out, articulate and
persuasive manuscript. Please forward my thanks to Dr.
— Martin Hanus
Best article I have ever read regarding this matter. It
truly put its arms around several issues that I have been
attempting to formalize in my mind for the past several years.
Have forwarded to several friends who share similar thoughts and
Absolutely brilliant! Mr. Codevilla has accomplished what
no other writer has been able to achieve. By providing the
historical context of the growth of governmental power and abuse,
he has clearly and succinctly defined the debate for the soul of
America. The only question that remains — Are we up to the task
of reclaiming our Constitutional Republic?
— Bill Riggs, Sr.
Charleston, South Carolina
Mr. Codevilla’s article struck such a strong feeling with
me that it’s hard to articulate. His writing could not be clearer
nor more in tune with my observations over the past years (I’m a
citizen and 68 years old and well-read). This appears to be a
modern Declaration of Independence and I will reread it many
times and recommend it to anyone I can. Please keep publishing
essays such as this!
— Richard Pytlak
I just finished reading “America’s Ruling Class” by Angelo
Codevilla and I was blown away. As a dreaded leftist of the
libertarian / anarchist variety, I have say that I agreed with
about 90% of the article. Codevilla provided particularly useful
denunciations of the way in which the establishment grows in
power by conformity, of the corruption of the unions, of the
top-down Democrats and provides a great path forward —
responsibility and increased political action through
decentralization. A main thought, however, that goes unquestioned
is how a decentralized body deal with large multinational
corporations. The Progressives, for all their many flaws, did
improve workers relations with capital in regards to child labor,
work-place safety and time spent at work and I find it hard to
believe that any, much less the two-thirds of the “country
class,” would advocate a return to worker-capital relations as
they were in the 1800s. The same could be true for race relations
from the Civil Rights era, although since those rights have been
won perhaps decentralization would take the edge out of the issue
as it exists today. With that said, this was otherwise a truly
terrific article and I hope that the Spectator continues to
promote this brand of fair yet radical conservatism. However my
appreciation for Adorno (and Marx!), fear of the authoritarianism
associated with conservatism, non-Christianize, and darker skin
color (and not wanting it to become lighter) will, for the time
being, keep me from subscribing.
— Matthew Stokeley
This article is the best read since the Bible, U.S. Constitution and Atlas Shrugged.
For 60 years, I’ve not missed voting in an election. Since Goldwater and Regan, I’ve have had to hold my nose and vote for Republican candidates and hope they aren’t a second Lindsey Graham, et al.
My epiphany is that no incumbent politician gets my vote in
— Fran Schroder
Will another revolution be the answer or will GOD take care of things in his own time? Your article was brilliant! Keep up the good work on seeing things as they truly are.
God Bless you!
— Marsha Miller
Rarely have I read a more ‘spot on’ piece that describes
the political climate and trend in this country. Absolutely
riveting account of what is happening today in America.
— S.C. Salter
Nail on head; out of ballpark.
— Jay Talley
I commend The American Spectator for publishing Angelo M. Codevilla’s “America’s Ruling Class – And the Perils of Revolution.” The power of this very timely article is undeniable, and in my opinion it ranks with Thomas Paine’s Common Sense as a clarion call to all patriots. I’m forwarding the article to all my friends, urging them to follow suit. Codevilla’s words must be disseminated as widely possible, and if they are perhaps we’ll be able to avoid the bloodshed and destruction that came after the appearance of Paine’s book. I pray that is so.
I’d appreciate it if you would forward my congratulations
to Mr. Codevilla, along with my sincere
— J. Michael Pearson
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?