Angelo M. Codevilla

The Ruling Class

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Utah (a conservative state) spends only $5257 per pupil and produce America's highest SAT scores, while the states that spend the most produce the lowest ... the District of Columbia spends three times as much (per pupil) as Utah and gets .07 SAT point per dollar. Utah gets 2.1 SAT points.

 

I read Codevilla's re-edition last year of his wonderful already classic "The character of nations", and I had to follow up with him. Simply stated: He is the wisest man in America, and the second best writer only after Thomas Sowell.

 

This is a small essay that describes how America has come to be so different from what the Founding Fathers meant it to be. A self-governed people, not another aristocracy. It describes the crony bureaucracy that works for both sides of the system: a parasitic population that feeds on this Leviathan government. Reading the book and seeing the picture clearly is all one thing. There's hope, though. If not in America, where else. Oh, watch out for phony conservatives who claim to be with the people but thrive as part of the Leviathan. And stay close to the civic society, our modern-day David against Goliath. God save America!


"Es cierto que el Romano es libre de hacer todo lo que quiera. Pero también lo es que tiene que soportar las consecuencias de sus actos. No importa que se haya equivocado, que le hayan engañado o incluso forzado: un hombre no se deja forzar: etiamsi coactus, attamen voluit. Es libre; pero si distraído, imprudente o atontado, prometió pagar una determinada cantidad y no puede pagarla, se convierte en esclavo de su acreedor."

Rudolph von Ihering

“Slavery, protection, and monopoly find defenders, not only in those who profit by them, but in those who suffer by them.”

Frédéric Bastiat

On the true nature of the Castro Revolution in Cuba: "The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti -In the Pirate's Den

La anarquía, es decir, la ausencia de fuerza estatal, no es una forma de Estado, y cualquiera que acabe con ella por el medio que sea, el usurpador nacional o el conquistador extranjero, rinde un servicio a la sociedad. Es un salvador, un bienhechor, porque la forma más insoportable de Estado es la ausencia de Estado.


Rudolph von Ihering

"El envidioso está afligido no solo por sus males propios, sino por los bienes de los demás."  -Hipias

[la norma de conducta de los progres] "No hacer nada que alguien pueda envidiarme." -Hipasos

NINOTCHKA,

O EL DISCRETO DESENCANTO CON EL SOCIALISMO 

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Seguimos a la espera de la reedición de este importante libro del gran escritor español José Pla

Historia de la Segunda República.

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También a la espera de este importante libro del genial Rafael Abella.

Finales de enero, 1939, Barcelona cambia de piel

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