Your reads for today

A long, rather hefty, but worthwhile article in the American Spectator. The author is Angelo M. Codevilla, a professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University: America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

It is written according to the American situation, but a lot of it will be recognizable to a European audience. Hence, the piece has one or two things to say about our EUrocrat overlords (and national politicians that conspire with them). It all puts the maxim 'it is not what you know, but who you know' in a rather ghastly light.

But all may not be so bad. On Pajamas Ed Driscoll describes the ideological basis of the lite, progressivism, as an old, decrepit set of ideas, who's time has come and gone.
All of which is a roundabout way of saying that progressivism is a surprisingly old, and increasingly frayed philosophy, as the reality and technology of the present day continues to move away from its century-old roots. One of the writers on Saturday Night Live was once quoted as saying, you can only be avant-garde for so long before you become garde. As I’ve asked before, are we witnessing the old guard’s dotage? If so, chances are, its twilight years will likely be many. What will it morph into next?


[UPDATE001] On the same subject:

Janet Daley (The Telegraph): American politics has caught the British disease
Wretchard (Belmont Club): As Time Goes By

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