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Affluent Investor | June 27, 2017

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AboutAngelo Codevilla, Author at Affluent Investor

Angelo Codevilla

Angelo Codevilla

Angelo M. Codevilla is a professor of international relations at Boston University, a fellow of the Claremont Institute, and was the principal author of the 1980 presidential transition report on intelligence. He served as a U.S. Naval Officer, a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University, and a Senior Research Fellow for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Professor Codevilla is the author of many books, including The Ruling Class.

Posts By Angelo Codevilla

September 23, 2016 |

NYT’s President Argues For Bias

Enough Said is written by President and CEO of The New York Times Company Mark Thompson, and published by Saint Martin’s Press, 2016

The author’s New York Times ID, more than the sub title, seduced me to read and … Read More

January 13, 2016 |

Romancing the Sunni: A US Policy Tragedy in Three Acts; Act III

Reality vs. Romance

On Jan. 1, 2015, Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al Sisi told Sunni Islam’s leading scholars gathered at Cairo’s Al Azhar University, its leading temple of knowledge, that they had been leading Islam on a course disastrous for … Read More

January 11, 2016 |

Establishment Tribes Beat Drums Against Ted Cruz

Simultaneously, as if signals from a council of sachems had summoned them to the warpath, the Republican establishment’s warriors took after Ted Cruz. Pat Buchanan encapsulated this establishment:

“… officeholders past and present, donors, lobbyists, think-tankers angling for jobs, party … Read More

January 8, 2016 |

Romancing the Sunni: A US Policy Tragedy in Three Acts; Act II

A surge of confusion

After the February 2006 Sunni bombing of the Samarra Golden Mosque, the US proved unable to hold back the tide of Shia retaliation. The UN estimated that, during 2006 alone, Shia death squads had slaughtered some … Read More

January 5, 2016 |

Romancing the Sunni: A US Policy Tragedy in Three Acts; Act I

Lifting the veil

Today, as Daesh/ISIS — a sub-sect of Sunni Islam — murders and encourages murdering Americans, our foreign policy establishment argues that doubling down on efforts to “gain the confidence” of Sunni states, potentates, and peoples will lead … Read More

October 9, 2015 |

Grading the Putin School of International Affairs

Vladimir Putin is reshaping the Middle East to fit Russia’s interests by adhering to fundamentals of international affairs that the several parts of America’s foreign policy establishment have set aside in favor of what they deem sophistication.

Unlike our “Realists,” … Read More

August 15, 2013 |

How Intelligence Bureaucracy is a Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

Conscientious officers (there are some) often thus describe the eighty billion dollar per annum US intelligence community in which they work. The secrecy that is essential to intelligence always made it too easy for the executives of the 16 agencies … Read More

August 12, 2013 |

Our Ruling Class Cannot Hold the Eurozone Together Indefinitely

We live in a house of cards balanced by the shoddy magic of sorcerers’ apprentices. Contemporary Euro-America elites know not what they do. “Stabilization” seems to be their paramount objective. But all of us — investors like everyone else … Read More

August 1, 2013 |

Ruling Class Cosa Nostra

Mafia dons typically shut off questions about their dirty dealings by calling them ‘cosa nostra,’ Italian for ‘our thing’. None of your business. That in sum is the Obama Administration’s answer to Americans who probe the various ways in … Read More

July 26, 2013 |

Votes, Vetoes, and the Constitution

President Obama vowed to veto any agriculture bill that does not include food stamps. The House of Representatives voted on an agriculture bill, and will vote separately on a bill to fund food stamps. The New York Times characterized the … Read More

July 25, 2013 |

Russian Troops for “Security at Mass Events” in US! What Are They Thinking?

When people in power have more time and money than wisdom, the best we can expect from them is foolishness and waste. Usually we get worse. Thus comes an announcement of a meeting on June 25th between the Federal Emergency … Read More

July 20, 2013 |

Zimmerman Verdict and National Dissolution

Events confirm moral truths. Thus does the ruling class’ contempt for the jury’s verdict in the George Zimmerman case illustrate the Judeo-Christian hierarchy of sins: In the Old Testament as well as the New, pride is worse than greed. Self-serving … Read More

July 18, 2013 |

IRS Abuse Just a Customer Service Problem?

The New York Times’ news report that “a closer look at the I.R.S. operation [against conservatives] suggests that the problem was less about ideology than about how instructions to analyze applications were applied” reminds us of Groucho Marx’s story about … Read More

July 17, 2013 |

Uncivil Wars: Gay Marriage, Immigration, and the Ruling Class Gloating

The 150th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg invites us to keep in mind that civil wars are worse catastrophes than market crashes, and that avoiding them should be any nation’s priority. Today, American society is split socially and … Read More

July 16, 2013 |

All in the Family: Ruling Class Moves Napolitano from One Giant Bureaucracy to Another

The University of California trustees’ appointment of Janet Napolitano to preside over the nation’s largest academic institution — a half million students, two hundred thousand employees, and $2.5 billion per year – is consistent with who she is and with … Read More

January 30, 2013 |

Angelo Codevilla answering questions on Stossel Show, October 21st, 2010

Angelo Codevilla Angelo M. Codevilla is a professor of international relations at Boston University, a fellow of the Claremont Institute, and was the principal author of the 1980 presidential transition report on intelligence. He served as a U.S. Naval … Read More

January 30, 2013 |

Angelo Codevilla on Stossel Show, October 21st, 2010

Angelo Codevilla Angelo M. Codevilla is a professor of international relations at Boston University, a fellow of the Claremont Institute, and was the principal author of the 1980 presidential transition report on intelligence. He served as a U.S. Naval … Read More

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