Category: Angelo Codevilla

Shutdown Simulacrum

October 5th, 2013 in 2013, Angelo Codevilla, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, National Review, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Angelo Codevilla, College of Arts & Sciences

Way back in January, when it emerged that Beyoncé had treated us to the first ever lip-synched national anthem at a presidential inauguration, I suggested in this space that this strange pseudo-performance embodied the decay of America’s political institutions from the real thing into mere simulacrum…

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“This turns democracy into a choice between tyranny and anarchy.”

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Yemen plot foiled: Could it have been an Al Qaeda ruse?

August 7th, 2013 in 2013, Angelo Codevilla, Christian Science Monitor, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Angelo Codevilla, College of Arts & Sciences

Yemeni authorities claimed to have foiled a major Al Qaeda plot Wednesday, one that apparently involved a planned attack on Yemeni oil pipelines and ports that would have killed or held hostage any foreigners there…

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“The embassy shutdowns and the traveler warnings resulted from intercepts of terrorist communications devices – phones and computer links that the terrorists surely knew are being monitored.”

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Closing US embassies not right message to send

August 6th, 2013 in 2013, Angelo Codevilla, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 0 comments

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Angelo Codevilla, College of Arts & Sciences

U.S. diplomatic missions throughout the Middle East were closed Sunday in response to the threat of terrorist attack from al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) which may involve bombs surgically implanted in suicide bombers…

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“The intelligence on the basis of which the policy was made suffers from a lack of quality control — counterintelligence in the language of the trade — so serious as to expose US policy makers to being manipulated by foreign enemies.”

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CPAC 2013: Bush’s legacy lingers over new GOP stars

March 14th, 2013 in 2013, Angelo Codevilla, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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Angelo Codevilla, College of Arts & Sciences

President George W. Bush’s shadow still hangs over the Republican Party four years after he left office..

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“The left hates him and nobody on the right really likes him. If somehow the Republican Party was to nominate Jeb Bush, you would have the final defeat of the Republican Party. The Republican Party would cease to exist.”

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Comment: Does culture determine national success?

August 4th, 2012 in 2012, Angelo Codevilla, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles Daily News, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Angelo Codevilla (emeritus), College of Arts & Sciences

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sparked controversy in the Middle East this week when he told an audience in Israel that cultural differences helped explain why the Israelis are more economically successful than Palestinians…

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