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Eeyore’s Cabinet: California Dreaming

Eeyore’s Cabinet: California Dreaming

COLUMN By Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers If one came from Mars and examined the policies of the California legislature, courts, state-wide officials and governor, one would conclude that it is designed to destroy the emerging Mexican-American middle class (if we can even use such a sloppy term for vastly increasing numbers of so-called mixed […]

Fragments of Memory

Fragments of Memory

COLUMN By Victor Davis Hanson Two days ago, I drove in a 5-square-mile radius and noticed that the 100 or so farms I grew up with are all gone. Caput. Everyone. Not one grandkid, relative, etc. seems to be farming. The acreage seems either rented out or sold off.  The land is usually leased to […]

Optimism, Inc.: Will Wokeness Finally Cannibalize Itself?

Optimism, Inc.: Will Wokeness Finally Cannibalize Itself?

COLUMN By Victor Davis Hanson Part 1: French Revolutionaries under the Guillotine This week I offer a few historical hopeful examples of why and how mass hysterias arise, consume, and die off. And I think the same pattern will follow with the ‘Great Awokening/BLM/racialization of everything.’  As it cannibalizes its own, Woke LTD is exposed […]

Strategika #71: China and the Pandemic

Strategika #71: China and the Pandemic

    Victor Davis Hanson, Private Papers Domestic Disorder and International Credibility Please read a new essay by my colleague, Mark Moyar in Strategika. George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020 at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer triggered allegations that his fate exposed a much broader problem of racism in American law enforcement […]

New Impeachment Rules Would Snare Obama

New Impeachment Rules Would Snare Obama

  By Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers Barack Obama’s eight-year tenure was detrimental to the United States, but like most of his nonbelievers, I harbor no animosity for his person. Few critics that I know advocated that Obama be impeached, much less removed from office, before his reelection bid—even amid his worst scandals and dangerous […]

When Our Guardians Fail Us

When Our Guardians Fail Us

  By Victor Davis Hanson One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors. After all, when the watchmen have lost moral authority to watch, who can be believed or trusted? Or, as the Roman satirist Juvenal famously put it, “Who will guard the guardians?” It was […]

The German–Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: A Bad Deal, 80 Years Ago

The German–Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: A Bad Deal, 80 Years Ago

  By Victor Davis Hanson, Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers The Hitler–Stalin alliance upset the balance of power and undermined military deterrence. The rest is history. Some 80 years ago, on August 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, formally known as the “Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the […]