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Tip-o-the-hat to Salem, Oregon’s resident conservative, Mr. Bill Parsons, for alerting me to Dr. Angelo M. Codevilla’s essay, America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution :

This remarkable essay is an examination and analysis of the contemporary political crisis. It may be the most important political essay of our generation. The clash between what Professor Codevilla defines as the “ruling class” and the “country class” is best observed in the rise of the so-called Tea Party. The result of that contest remains to be determined, however, it is evident that more and more ‘regular’ people are getting tired of finding themselves in reduced circumstances while being manipulated by a ‘ruling class’ that mocks the intrinsic tenets of republicanism.

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