This guy’s stuff was well worth reading. He had many of the same limitations as most conservative critics of the existing ruling class, but a lot of important insights as well.
By Matthew Schmitz New York Post
Donald Trump’s election in 2016 caught most intellectuals by surprise — and not least conservative intellectuals.
The right-of-center editors, columnists and think-tankers who had sung hymns to democracy promotion overseas had overlooked what was going on at home: how Big Tech and the HR department had worked around the Bill of Rights; how democracy had been usurped by judges and bureaucrats who, regardless of party affiliation, failed to reverse the assault against family, country and faith; and how nation-building abroad had consumed treasure and blood while whole swaths of America fell into what Trump memorably called “American carnage.”
One rare exception to the general cluelessness of the right-wing intelligentsia was Angelo Codevilla, a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and former professor of international relations at Boston University who died this week in a car accident, aged 78.
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