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.
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 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.