The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and what We Can Do about it

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Beaufort Books, 2010 - History - 147 pages
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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 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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Review: The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do about It

User Review  - Sean Higgins - Goodreads

There weren't many citations, but there were cutting observations on our current governing class and how we got into this mess. Bonus: The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were ... Read full review

Review: The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do about It

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

This short book that should have been longer and more descriptive. But for its length it makes the case that modern American politics is not simply between Democrats and Republicans, but a more ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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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