A king ain’t satisfied ’til he rules everything

A couple of items today addressing class distinctions in the United States. First, from Victor Davis Hanson, a column titled Pity the Postmodern Cultural Elite. Introductory quote and premise: “I think most of our problems transcend politics, which is increasingly a reflection of an elite, insider culture that is completely at odds with the majority of the country that it oversees.”

Next, from The American Spectator, a truly essential piece from Angelo M. Codevilla: America’s Ruling Class and the Perils of Revolution. The essay is full of memorable passages. Key quote: “At stake are the most important questions: What is the right way for human beings to live? By what standard is anything true or good? Who gets to decide what? Implicit in Wilson’s words and explicit in our ruling class’s actions is the dismissal, as the ways of outdated “fathers,” of the answers that most Americans would give to these questions. This dismissal of the American people’s intellectual, spiritual, and moral substance is the very heart of what our ruling class is about. Its principal article of faith, its claim to the right to decide for others, is precisely that it knows things and operates by standards beyond others’ comprehension.”

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