Category: ruling class

Now Is the Time for Mass Resignations From Within the Ruling Class

Commentary If there is a historical precedent for the truckers’ revolt in Canada, and the populist protests in so many other parts of the world, I would like to know what it is. It surely sets the record for convoy size, and it is historic for Canada. But there is much more going on here,…


The American Ruling Class

Commentary Those who control our institutions and both parties, the commanding heights of the economy, politics, and culture, comprise an elite with shared values, beliefs, attitudes, and power. They dominate universities, media, education, big business, big sport, and Hollywood. Some scholars such as Charles Murray and political commentators such as Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson…


The American Ruling Class Reaches Its Inflection Point

Commentary In a 2010 essay for The American Spectator, the late, great intellectual Angelo Codevilla wrote a rare essay that was, in retrospect, so prescient as to be outright eerie. Titled “America’s Ruling Class” and deploying “class”-based phraseology historically more at home in some corners of the political left than on the postwar political right,…


The Ruling Class Poses the Very Authoritarian Dangers It Claimed Trump Did

Commentary President Donald Trump’s greatest sin was threatening the power and privilege of the Ruling Class. For that, it will never stop seeking to bludgeon him, those seeking to carry his mantle, or their tens of millions of supporters—those icky, intransigent, irredeemables, judged as such because they refuse to submit. In so doing, it has…


American Elites Seek to Rig the Game

Commentary In the aftermath of the disgraceful Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the American ruling class has flexed its muscles like never before. Big Tech oligarchs moved in unison to kneecap upstart Parler, a would-be Twitter competitor, and ban former President Donald Trump and scores of other conservatives. Simon & Schuster, one of…