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The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great Ben Shapiro
The Devil's Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West Michael Walsh
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In The Devil's Pleasure Palace, Michael Walsh describes how Critical Theory released a horde of demons into the American psyche. When everything could be questioned, nothing could be real, and the muscular, confident empiricism that had just won the war gave way, in less than a generation, to a central-European nihilism celebrated on college campuses across the United States. Read More...
In The Ruling Class, Angelo Codevilla parses Americans into insiders and outsiders. The insiders belong to the Ruling Class, the political elite who run America. Although dominated by Democrats, they are a bi-partisan bunch because Republicans like nothing better than to join up.
Codevilla estimates the Ruling Class accounts for only about 15% of the population. However, it makes up in power and arrogance what it lacks in numbers. The Ruling Class is as convinced of its superiority as it is of the Country Classes’ inferiority. Barak Obama thinks it is socio-economics that causes the Country Class to “cling to their guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like us.” According to his view, the Country Class is child-like and irrational and the Ruling Class has to tell it what to do and think.
The Country Class doesn’t agree. It prizes independence and the freedom on whose promise America was founded. The Country Class believes “all men are created equal.” The Ruling Class knows that is no longer true. It has assumed the power to make some people more equal than others, to make some people millionaires and others paupers. The author explains that’s what happens when the Ruling Class uses the administrative state to reward themselves, their friends and political supporters with the Country Classes’ money. It’s called crony capitalism. Read More...
The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What we Can Do About It Angelo Codevilla
Western Civilization is in the midst of a crisis of purpose and ideas. Our freedoms are built upon the twin notions that every human being is made in God's image and that human beings were created with reason capable of exploring God's world. We can thank these values for the birth of science, the dream of progress, human rights, prosperity, peace, and artistic beauty. Jerusalem and Athens built America, ended slavery, defeated the Nazis and the Communists, lifted billions from poverty and gave billions spiritual purpose. Jerusalem and Athens were the foundations of the Magna Carta and the Treaty of Westphalia; they were the foundations of Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Read More...