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Angelo Codevilla
Angelo M. Codevilla, a professor of international relations at Boston University, a fellow of the Claremont Institute, and a former senior editor of The American Spectator, was a Foreign Service officer and served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee between 1977 and 1985. He was the principal author of the 1980 presidential transition report on intelligence. He is the author of The Character of Nations: How Politics Makes and Breaks Prosperity, Family, and Civility.
by | Feb 1, 2018

The Intelligence agencies’ pressures on President Trump to block the House of Representatives’ decision to release a summary of the FBI’s highly classified misdeeds are instructive comedy. The House’s decision shows what no one should ever have doubted: the FBI,…

by | Nov 21, 2017

The argument has little to do with Roy Moore, and even less with what is acceptable behavior. It is about what Lenin succinctly called “who, whom?” — who can do what to whom or, as Amos ’n Andy used to…

by | Jul 31, 2017

North Korea underlined its threat to America by choosing July 4 to launch its first intercontinental missile, and followed it with another launch into Japanese waters. We had hoped China might intervene, but its continued support of North Korea showed…

by | Jul 24, 2017

America’s cold civil war has been heating up. It was only a matter of time until it started turning violent. In a country where major corporations sponsor the theatrical murder of the President because they so dislike his policies, where…

by | Jul 9, 2017

Republicans pretend that they are powerless to do more about the great ship Obamacare than to change the fuel on which it runs and rearrange its deck chairs — never mind to sink it. Because they lack 60 votes to…

by | Jun 2, 2017

The latest meeting of what had been the world’s seven major economic powers left no doubt that the United States of America is far more than the foremost among them, and that longstanding differences between them continue to widen. The…

by | Jul 16, 2010

As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties, of major corporations, and opinion leaders stretching from the National Review magazine (and the Wall Street Journal) on the right to the Nation magazine on the left,…

by | Nov 7, 2009
by | Sep 8, 2009

“I’m going to get everybody concerned around a big table where all can express their views and their needs. And I’ll express mine, and that will make sense of them all because I’ll be president.” -Barack Obama, candidate OBAMA WAS…

by | Jul 22, 2009

Ark of the Liberties: America and the World By Ted Widmer (Hill & Wang, 384 pages, $25) To what extent has a generation of monopoly over academic life corrupted the monopolists’ intellectual standards? Could it be that our “best” universities’…

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