The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It [NOOK Book]

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In this profound and incisive work, Angelo M. Codevilla introduces readers to the Ruling Class, the group of bipartisan political elites who run America. This Ruling Class, educated at prestigious universities and convinced of its own superiority, has everything to gain by raising taxes and expanding the reach of government. This class maintains that it knows what is best and continually increases its power over every facet of American life, from family and marriage to the environment, guns, and God.It is ...
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Overview

In this profound and incisive work, Angelo M. Codevilla introduces readers to the Ruling Class, the group of bipartisan political elites who run America. This Ruling Class, educated at prestigious universities and convinced of its own superiority, has everything to gain by raising taxes and expanding the reach of government. This class maintains that it knows what is best and continually increases its power over every facet of American life, from family and marriage to the environment, guns, and God.It is becoming increasingly apparent that this Ruling Class does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans, who value self-rule and the freedom on whose promise America was founded. Millions of Americans are now reasserting our right to obey the Constitution, not the Ruling Class. This desire transcends all organizations and joins independents, Republicans, and Democrats into The Country Party, whose members embody the ideas and habits that made America great. The majority of Americans feel that the Ruling Class is demeaning us, impoverishing us, demoralizing us, and want to be rid of it.
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Christopher Caldwell
…Codevilla captures the texture of today's conservative grievances with admirable boldness and convincing exactitude…This is a polemic, and people wholly out of sympathy with conservatism will dislike it. But Codevilla makes what we might call the Tea Party case more soberly, bluntly and constructively than anyone else has done.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
Boston University professor emeritus Codevilla (No Victory, No Peace) berates current and past U.S. administrations for being elitist, and explores the deepening divide between America's "Ruling Class"-the Democrats-and the "Country Class," which represents the majority of the populace. Now Codevilla expands on the lengthy essay he wrote for The American Spectator (which caught the attention of Rush Limbaugh, who penned the introduction here). The ruling class, according to Limbaugh, "is a minority with no relationship to the rest of us in the Country Class... yet somehow we are now being ruled-not governed-by these people." In a thorough, well-researched treatise, Codevilla delineates his position on many hot-button issues of the day; no one will mistake his acutely political platform as balanced. The author invokes The Declaration of Independence and Constitution as proof of the validity of his arguments. As is the case with any polemic, it depends on your political leanings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825305597
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 295,086
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Angelo M. Codevilla is professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University. Educated at Rutgers, Notre Dame, and the Claremont graduate university, Codevilla served in the US Navy, the US Foreign Service, and on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He taught philosophy at Georgetown, and spent a decade at Stanford's Hoover Institution. He has written 10 previous books.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Rush Limbaugh ix

Foreword xv

Chapter 1 Division, Longstanding and Deep 1

Chapter 2 The Ruling Class 8

Chapter 3 Power and Privilege 26

Chapter 4 The Country Class 52

Chapter 5 Agendas Revolutionary? 64

Chapter 6 How? 74

The Declaration of Independence 88

The Constitution 97

Bibliography 139

About the Author 147

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  • Posted September 30, 2010

    Angelo Codevilla hits the nail on the head with this essay!

    Professor Codevilla has correctly assessed our political "masters" and exposed them for what they are - power-hungry professional politicians who think they know better than the rest of us how to run our lives. Please read this important essay and take it to heart. It is the only way we will ever get our country back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Has it's own agenda

    This isn't a book about elites and everyday people, it's a book bashing democrats and Obama. I have yet to read the whole book, I got through a chapter and had to put it down. The real story isn't about Democrats vs Republicans, but rather those that are in power in the government. They abuse the government for their own profit. BOTH democrats and republicans do this, to think otherwise shows bias. For every democrat that passes a bill for a Union there's a Republican passing a bill for a big corporation. The whole system is corrupt, to say one side is better than the other is false.

    Very biased book. If you want to learn about how the United States really is, remove every mention of the word democrat and replace it with elite (regardless of political denomination).

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