The Loss of a Brilliant Man

 

Powerline reportsTerrible news out this morning of the death of Angelo Codevilla, at age 78, reportedly the victim of a drunk driver.

If you haven’t read his stuff, you should.  I learn something every time I read him.  This is a great loss, to all of us.  Rest in peace, my friend…

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  1. RufusRJones Member
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    This is just epic. lol

    https://tomwoods.com/ep-843-the-roots-of-political-correctness-with-angelo-codevilla/

     

     

     

     

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  2. Sandy Member
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    Horrible news, indeed. Thanks, Doc.  

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  3. ddavewes Member
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    What a shame. The drunk driver part steams me. We lost a great thinker because someone couldn’t discipline themselves.

     

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  4. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    ddavewes (View Comment):

    What a shame. The drunk driver part steams me. We lost a great thinker because someone couldn’t discipline themselves.

     

    Yeah – what an absolute waste.  Such men are rare…

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  5. RufusRJones Member
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    For those that don’t know, he got famous from the article he wrote about the ruling class because Rush Limbaugh read the whole thing. It’s like 11 pages printed. lol I’ve been meaning to read character of nations forever. I think that is possibly a unifying book for the anti-trump, pro Trump movement. My guess is that book talks about the feedback loop between government and citizens that is quite hard to stop. It’s really hard to tell citizens to just suck it up and “behave better” when the government is pushing them the other way.

     

     

     

     

    The ruling class book came out later.

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  6. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    ddavewes (View Comment):

    What a shame. The drunk driver part steams me. We lost a great thinker because someone couldn’t discipline themselves.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that driver has a long history of criminal convictions for which he has received little punishment. (EDIT: It seems like every day there is another report of somebody killed by a career criminal who had been released on bail or early parole.)

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  7. Basil Fawlty Member
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    ddavewes (View Comment):

    What a shame. The drunk driver part steams me. We lost a great thinker because someone couldn’t discipline themselves.

     

    Himself or herself.

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  8. Flicker Coolidge
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    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    ddavewes (View Comment):

    What a shame. The drunk driver part steams me. We lost a great thinker because someone couldn’t discipline themselves.

    Himself or herself.

    Clearly, both.

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  9. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    ddavewes (View Comment):

    What a shame. The drunk driver part steams me. We lost a great thinker because someone couldn’t discipline themselves.

     

    Yeah – what an absolute waste. Such men are rare…

    Very happy to have to someone like that on Ricochet. 

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  10. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    “He was loved and hated by all the right people.”

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  11. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    He was an intellectual powerhouse and I’ll miss him.

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  12. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    He was an intellectual powerhouse and I’ll miss him.

    And seeing how so many of today’s intellectuals have little more than contempt for ordinary people, he was a rare jewel.

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  13. James Lileks Contributor
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    A Bulwark writer waited about 32 minutes to call him a monster

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  14. KCVolunteer Lincoln
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    A Bulwark writer waited about 32 minutes to call him a monster.

    You can really on the truthfulness of this, because…

    The Bulwark

    https://www.thebulwark.comThe Bulwark is a news network launched in 2018 dedicated to providing political analysis and reporting free from the constraints of partisan loyalties or tribal prejudices.

    If I could spew them out I would.

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  15. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    A Bulwark writer waited about 32 minutes to call him a monster.

    That was a recycling of a smear job that another Bulwark hack wrote earlier this year.

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  16. Henry Castaigne Member
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    A Bulwark writer waited about 32 minutes to call him a monster.

    I am not surprised.

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  17. Vince Guerra Member
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    A terrible tragedy. I have to admit though, at first I thought it was Eric Idle. 

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  18. BDB Coolidge
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    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    ddavewes (View Comment):

    What a shame. The drunk driver part steams me. We lost a great thinker because someone couldn’t discipline themselves.

     

    Himself or herself.

    Himself.  Irregardless.

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  19. BDB Coolidge
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    We have no shortage of serious and productive thinkers, yet no wealth of those whose product is serious.  We will miss Professor Codevilla.

    Here he is on the Orwellian nature of COVID lockdowns in July:

    “Since obfuscation, pretense, and lies concerning the COVID-19 are the effective agents of the panic and of the seizure of arbitrary power, truth and clarity about it are the foundational requirements for escaping its effects. Here is a dose.”

    July of 2020, that was.

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  20. Jules PA Member
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    😭 i’m so behind on reading. This makes me sad to hear. 

    🙏

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