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Our Privileged Scolds

Our Privileged Scolds

  By Victor Davis Hanson   Let them lead by example before they lecture the country on carbon emissions, gun ownership, and ‘white privilege.’ One theme of the Democratic debates is collective furor — at whom or what is not always clear, other than at Americans who voted for Trump. Or perhaps at America itself […]

Trumped Out?

Trumped Out?

  By Victor Davis Hanson he new post-Mueller media narrative is “weariness” and “exhaustion” with President Trump’s tweets, his cul de sac Sharpie controversy, his ideas about buying Greenland, his unorthodox art-of-the-deal foreign policy that resulted in a plan to talk to Taliban leaders in the United States, and his firing of arch-conservative John Bolton. […]

From Icon to Just a Con

From Icon to Just a Con

  By Victor Davis Hanson Most of us who came of age in the 1970s revered the university—even as it was still reeling from 1960s protests and beginning a process that resulted in its present chaos and disrepute. Americans of the G.I. Bill-era first enshrined the idea of upward mobility through the bachelor’s degree—the assumed […]

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers – World War II Rages on in Minds of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers – World War II Rages on in Minds of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

  By Victor Davis Hanson   World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and the United States locked in a Cold […]

The Mythical Trump Hydra

The Mythical Trump Hydra

  By Victor Davis Hanson Many are the hissing heads of the polycephalic Donald Trump—at least according to the progressive Left and the NeverTrump Right, who see the president of the United States as some sort of mythical nightmare. Here are a few of his supposedly monstrous manifestations. Trump, the Profiteer  Candidate Trump never really wanted to […]

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers | What could sink Trump’s chances in 2020?

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers | What could sink Trump’s chances in 2020?

  By Victor Davis Hanson What factors usually reelect or throw out incumbent presidents? The economy counts most. Recessions, or at least chronic economic pessimism, sink incumbents. Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were tagged with sluggish growth, high unemployment and a sense of perceived stagnation — and were easily defeated. The 2008 financial crisis likely ended any chance […]

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 […]

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

 Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers  Get along? Apparently no—at least until after 2020. Two examples summarize why. “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice,” said U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), one-quarter of “the squad” sowing havoc among Democrats in the House. “ We don’t need black faces […]

Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Authenticity

Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Authenticity

  By Victor Davis Hanson An epidemic of false identities, massaged resumes and warped ancestries has broken out among the current Democratic presidential primary candidates. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for years claimed Native American ancestry. An embattled Warren ironically took a DNA test that only proved her critics’ contention that she was no more of […]

The Anti-Trump Circus

The Anti-Trump Circus

  By Victor Davis Hanson We are now in the fourth year of an anti-Trump mania, and about reaching the point of caricature. The Left should have learned something after the failed celebrity appeal to undermine the Electoral College, the initial articles of impeachment, the empty invocations of the Logan Act, the Emoluments Clause, and the […]