Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Who rules America: Useful bibliography.

As the childish notion of a rational AND patriotic ruling elite necessarily fades before the irrefutable evidence of an animating governmental agenda fundamentally at odds with the spirit of America's founding document and the interests of America's founding people, and as we approach the point in our history
A sus ordenes.
where political reality will most closely resemble the card game "52 Pick Up," a little "back to the drawing board" thinking is in order:
Power Elite Analysis (also called Libertarian Class Analysis or Establishment Studies) is a theme I have repeatedly stressed at LRC to understand both present-day and past historical events. Knowledge is power. Empower yourself by learning about Power Elite Analysis and how it impacts specifically upon the welfare-warfare state and the parasitical elites which benefit from this leviathan within our midst.

In July of 2010, Angelo Codevilla's magnificent manifesto, "The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It" was published initially online in The American Spectator (and later in book form). It immediately went viral on the Internet and started a widespread national conversation about America's hubristic power elite and the arrogant way they reign over the rest of us.

When Codevilla's article appeared I stated that it was the most important essay I had ever read. I still believe this because it is a superb synthesis of class analysis with keen insights on contemporary power elite relationships regarding today's rulers and the ruled.

This class division of present-day America into two factions, Court and Country, has absolutely nothing to do with any Marxian view or analysis. It is a reaffirmation of the seminal insights of Bernard Bailyn's Pulitzer Prize winning volume, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, and Murray N. Rothbard's Conceived in Liberty.

"Who Rules America?" By Charles Burris, LewRockwell.com, 1/18/12 (bibliography at this link).


KG said...

That Codevilla essay is a beauty, Col.
Thanks for the link, I've put up a post on at at my place, with a link back to here.

Col. B. Bunny said...

My pleasure and thank you.

I wish you a Happy New Year, Keith.