January 7, 2017
For thirty years I have been hammering away about the crucial importance of understanding “power elite analysis” or “libertarian class analysis” in order to make sense of how American society operates. Historic events are not random and unconnected but fall within an intelligible political/economic context.
This is clearly something our Founding Fathers knew well. They spelled this out for all the world to see and reflect upon in the Declaration of Independence.
I have never seen this stated in such a clear and eloquent manner than in Angelo M. Codevilla’s new book, The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America And What We Can Do About It. It should be read by everyone concerned with the future of our nation, and shared with friends, family, colleagues, etc.
Dr. Codevilla’s original article which forms the heart and soul of this volume was published in the July-August edition of The American Spectator.
The Ruling Class: How ... Best Price: $3.24 Buy New $6.99 It is the most important essay I have ever read. He has expanded upon this initial article in this compact but concise paperback.
For the first time I have begun to understand how generations of leftist intellectuals and activists were passionately moved and inspired by the Communist Manifesto of 1848, or how our own American Revolutionaries were motivated in 1776 by Tom Paine’s stirring Common Sense, clearly elucidating the case for American independence from British tyranny and oppression.
Codevilla has written a true American manifesto for our time, a brilliant analytical framework and dramatic call to action that will motivate millions in the Freedom Movement, the Tea Parties, and in the general society at-large.
His work draws on the pioneering scholarship of Bernard Bailyn (The Origins of American Politics, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution) and Murray Rothbard (Conceived in Liberty, The Ethics of Liberty) in seeing American politics as two adversarial classes at war with each other — an arrogant elite ruling class and “the country class” — the rest of us held at bay.
It deserves the widest possible readership and distribution possible.
Reprinted from Amazon.com.