The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

Alexis de Toqueville

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The United States Capitol Building

The United States Capitol Building

The Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention

The Continental Congress

The Continental Congress

George Washington at Valley Forge

George Washington at Valley Forge

Friday, March 9, 2012

“Does America Have a Ruling Class?”

From Hillsdale College:


First Principles on First Fridays

“Does America Have a Ruling Class?”

Angelo Codevilla
November 5, 2010
With faith in experts and hope that the administrative state will expand indefinitely, America's ruling elite—Republican and Democrat—are at war with America. Standing against this elite is America's "country class," who believe in God and insist upon a return to constitutional principles. What do the 2010 election results tell us about this ongoing battle?
Angelo Codevilla is professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University, senior editor ofThe American Spectator, and a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute. Educated at Rutgers, Notre Dame, and the Claremont Graduate School, Codevilla served in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Foreign Service, and on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Currently he is the vice chairman of the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors. His most recent books include The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It and Advice to War Presidents: A Remedial Course in Statecraft.

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