Victor Davis Hanson

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  • Jul 6, 2020
    he current revolution is based on a series of lies, misrepresentations, and distortions, whose weight will soon sink it. Viral confusion Unfortunately few in authority have been more...
  • Jun 24, 2020
    When something cannot go on, it certainly will not go on. But what are the symptoms of what cannot go on and when?  There are two historic red lines and our revolution is...
  • Jun 15, 2020
    othing is stranger in these tense days than the monotony of the inexact and non-descriptive mantra of “white privilege” and “white solidarity”—as if...
  • Jun 1, 2020
    Donald Trump has slumped badly in the polls over the last weeks. There are the usual suspects for his periodic dips: his cul de sac Twitter wars over Joe Biden, obsessing over the...
  • May 29, 2020
    Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the coronavirus epidemic hit. Globalization had enriched the East Coast and West Coast corridors but hollowed out much in...
  • Apr 27, 2020
    It will be some time before the true story of the 2019–20 coronavirus can be told. As we write, in mid-April, the country is still struggling to get its bearings. We are all of...
  • Apr 14, 2020
    The virus will teach us many things, but one lesson has already been relearned by the American people: there are two, quite different, types of wisdom.One, and the most renowned, is...
  • Mar 25, 2020
    In all the gloom and doom, and media-driven nihilism, there is actually an array of good news. As many predicted, as testing spreads, and we get a better idea of the actual number...
  • Mar 18, 2020
    There are two well-known themes, or topoi, in classical literature. One concerns the graphic descriptions in Thucydides, Sophocles, and Procopius of plagues—especially the...
  • Mar 13, 2020
    One way of understanding California is simply to invert traditional morality. What for centuries would be considered selfish, callous, and greedy is now recalibrated as caring,...
  • Feb 25, 2020
    Almost everything the Democratic Left said about Donald Trump causing a Republican Party implosion proved untrue—and yet is proving true this year of the...
  • Feb 11, 2020
    Now that the four-and-a-half-month-long Ukraine impeachment bookend to the 22-month Mueller charade is over, it clearly accomplished nothing other than substantially raising the...
  • Feb 5, 2020
    No sooner were Democrats’ Trump-Russia collusion charges debunked than they began to claim that Trump will do again in 2020 what Robert Mueller found he did not do in 2016: rig...
  • Jan 15, 2020
    The Left sees Donald Trump's comportment, rallies, and tweets as a new low in presidential behavior that justifies extraordinary countermeasures. But Trump's personal characteristics...
  • Jan 3, 2020
    The Washington Post recently published a surprising indictment of MSNBC host, Stanford graduate, and Rhodes scholar Rachel Maddow.Post media critic Erik Wemple wrote that Maddow...