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Ship of Fools. How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution. By Tucker Carlson. Hardcover. Trade Paperback eBook Unabridged . The host of Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight offers a blistering critique of the new American ruling class, the elites of both parties, who have taken. Read "Ship of Fools How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution" by Tucker Carlson available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today.
None of these explanations withstand scrutiny.
Q In , the year after I was born, well over 60 percent of American adults ranked as middle class. That year, middle-class wage earners took home 62 percent of all income paid nationally. Middle-class households collected only 43 percent of the national income, while the share for the rich had surged from 29 percent to almost 50 percent. Fewer than half of adults lived in middle-income households. A majority of households qualified as either low-income or high-income. Q Forty years ago, Democrats would be running elections on the decline of the middle class, and winning.
Now the party speaks almost exclusively about identity politics, abortion, and abstract environmental concerns like climate change. Republican donors want lower wages. Q But is diversity our strength? The less we have in common, the stronger we are?
Q The cost of having other people cut your grass is always higher than you think. None of these wars were waged in response to a genuine existential threat, and none were popular over time. Enough money has been spent on recent conflicts to retire all student loan debt in America.
Yet the world is less stable than it was fifteen years ago.
Q Democratic government is a pressure-relief valve that keeps societies from exploding. Once they come to believe that voting is pointless, anything can happen.
Wise leaders understand this. When they lose elections, they think about why.
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Any time a commercial aircraft goes down, the NTSB combs the site of the crash, trying to reverse-engineer what happened. Its investigators figure out what went wrong in order to prevent it from happening again.
Q By redefining immigration as a moral issue, elites have shut down debate over its costs. Q The talentless prosper, rising inexorably toward positions of greater power, and breaking things along the way. It happened to the Ottomans. They were impressed. Trump had never heard of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Trump was running against more armed conflicts. He had no interest in invading Pakistan.
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
Boot hated him. As Trump found himself accused of improper ties to Vladimir Putin, Boot agitated for more aggressive confrontation with Russia.
Boot demanded larger weapons shipments to Ukraine. He called for effectively expelling Russia from the global financial system, a move that might be construed as an act of war against a nuclear-armed power. Q By sending aid and weapons to the Afghan resistance, Reagan helped weaken the Russian position in Afghanistan, and ultimately the Soviet Union itself.
Q They viewed Gaddafi as a deeply immoral man. So they did. The Pentagon was dropping bombs on at least seven different countries. Barack Obama was the first president to serve two full terms, and preside over war for every single day of them.
Q Liberals discovered that war was an expedient form of social engineering, not to mention politically popular. Want to save children?
Happy countries don't elect Donald Trump president. Desperate ones do. Yet the people at whom the message was aimed never received it. Instead of pausing, listening, thinking, and changing, America's ruling class withdrew into a defensive crouch. I can't believe anyone but someone paid to say it would totally discount "fake news" and Russian interference in Trump's election. Tucker forgets that Trump did not even win the popular vote! This book is worthless except as a reader in right wing ideology under Trump.
Tucker does not seem to realize that Trump is part of the class that rules the USA. Like c cherries Jan 11, Why would anyone even want to pick this book up let alone open it up and read it? Like d davidgut76 Jan 11, Very disappointing.
I agree with his thesis that "ruling elites" have failed our society, and with many of the other problems he presents. But the book doesn't really explore those issues in any reasonable or objective way. It's clear that by "ruling elites" he's referring to Democrats and liberals, to which the majority of the book is devoted to bashing. There were almost 10 pages on Chelsea Clinton, but just 2 devoted to Paul Ryan. I'm not sure how Paul Ryan could possibly be less responsible than Chelsea Clinton for the disappearance of the middle class.
Similarly if one weren't already familiar with the Iraq war, one might think it was entirely a Democrat led affair! In fairness I skimmed the remaining book after about 75 pages, so maybe the last chapter is decent like another person commented on. And I do think he brings up some good points about how the Democratic party has changed for the worse, but it simply wasn't enough for me to continue reading.
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Like c cganderson Jan 02, Some interesting commentary, but a lot of 'self-interest opinion' stated and portrayed as facts. I lost a lot of interest and complete respect when I hit the chapter on gender politics and feminism - because I know the 'facts' he stated were actually crap and nothing of the sort, and that isn't opinion, it is backed by 'real research' which has also been in the news the last year as well.
His last chapter and plea for those in charge to start caring about the needs of those 'not' That might get the message across better to the ruling elite.Q The cost of having other people cut your grass is always higher than you think. Continue shopping. Dinesh D'Souza. Use of Force.
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The people who run America now barely interact with it. The Survivor. That year, middle-class wage earners took home 62 percent of all income paid nationally.