The story of the year.
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I don’t know why I have never heard of Anglo Codevilla, but
wow….I will be looking for more of his articles. He nailed this
— Ian Bailey
This article is the most concise article I have
read on how our country has gotten to where we are without
the hyperbole of a partisan vitriol. I appreciate your
I just wanted to say, regarding the July/August issue, in Navy terms (ask any prior Navy person on your staff) “Bravo Zulu!” So far have only read the Codevilla piece. It is excellent. Have just started on the Republican “pre-election symposium” which is well done and well-timed. Republicans (and I count myself one) have got to wake up and get “back to message,” that is, our principles, and again become a party of principle.
I’m glad I subscribed!
— Gene Wisdom
Pure, uncut lies and falsehoods: Utter nonsense from a
dictatorial right wing POV.
— Brian Heffron
One type of revolution is a constitutional convention originated and controlled by the states. The purpose of the convention would be to limit federal power in several ways. First — a limit on congressional income of all forms. Limit their income to the median income of non governmental employees in their congressional district. Second - all states to opt out of all federal laws not explicitly allowed by the constitution and the federal taxes that their residents pay can be reduced by the amount that supports the federal program.
Money is control — reduce the money in Washington and you
will remove their power.
— Jerry Potter, Professor Emeritus
Kent State University
It makes perfect sense to me and explains what I couldn’t see. Maybe now, we will have a better view how to stop the spreading cancer.
It definitely will be difficult.
— Don Roberts
Kudos to Mr. Angelo M. Codevilla for his feature on the Ruling Class. I am eternally grateful for his insightful, calm voice of reason in a sea of media insanity, and it gives me hope this may all be changed someday (however fragile).
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
— Laurie Wadsworth
As Ambrose Bierce noted, “Education is that which discloses
to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of
understanding.” On that basis, I use the phrase “criminally
mediocre class” in referring to the broader spectrum of those who
take the positions Professor Codevilla describes. That phrase, I
think, encompasses both “The Ruling Class” and its hacks and
hangers-on: the inhabitants of the arts and entertainment
business and organizations such as the National Council of
Teachers of English (NCTE). The NCTE makes policy, of course, but
its members are not after power or wealth. They are satisfied
with the scraps thrown outside the gates. In 1988, I presented a
paper to their Canadian counterpart, the CCTE, on the merits of
teaching English grammar — which act nearly got me stoned to
death on the spot as a heretic. I remain a proud heretic and
applaud Professor Codevilla for his truly incisive article.
— C. Edward Collins
Dr. Codevilla’s article “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution” is one of the most brilliant pieces I have read in the past ten years. It crystallizes random thoughts I have been having myself of late into a well-reasoned and coherent whole. It’s quite easy in the current political environment to trap oneself into thinking in terms of Democrats vs. Republicans, liberals/progressives vs. conservatives, or the like. Dr. Codevilla hits on the clearest explanation for the arising of the Tea Parties: the “country class” (CC) has become as mad as hell at the “ruling class” (RC), and it will not take it anymore! This explains why the tea partiers are willing to lash out at both Democrats and Republicans; both, for the most part, are more interested in furthering the self-interest of the RC than in doing the will of the CC.