Am I the only one who sees this here on so many post and responses? You don't believe me? Read thru the comments on Russert's death and the coverage (especially, "Wall to Wall Russert on Morning Shows" and Tim Russert's Testimony Sent Scooter Libby To Jail) to see what kind of ad hominens and illogicals there are.
Oh, if only Hanson would respond to some of the poster's on FR and there were more who respond as does he.
This is a wonderful response by the Great VDH. I am so impressed.
Russert death is a prime example of everything wrong with American Political media. The American political media tends to defies and exaggerates the importance of minor insignificant bit players and results in a “journalistic” community that confuses its own ego for the story.
Russert’s death is no more significant or important then the 10s of thousands of other people who died that day.
Buchanan vs. Hanson is not even a fair fight. Buchanan should stick to debating mental midgets like Bill Press. That’s more his speed.
Victor Davis Hanson pwns Patrick J. Buchanan. Long read, but interesting in that it details some ways Brigadiers tend to argue.
It is fascinating to see Buchanan bring his butt to a brain fight...and get it handed to him!
I used to enjoy reading Mr. B, until he turned into an apologist for the Nazi’s as a way to combat the left.
What he still fails to understand is that the left (communists) and the Nazi’s are essentially the same thing. Two methods of taking power away from individuals and ruling the masses. They say they are diametrically opposed to each other but they are like two trains on the same circular track, one following the other, trying to reach the same station.
In attacking my book Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, Victor Davis Hanson, the court historian of the neoconservatives...
He (PJB) does indeed use ad hominem attacks such as this day in and day out as though he is really saying something. His people eat this up, too.
watching buchanan speak always made me feel the need
for a shower.
The British went to war over Poland. They had guaranteed Poland's independence against any [read German] aggression. If one reads the history, you will note Britain gave Germany something like 12 hours to cease military operations and withdraw from Poland, after which time, if Germany did not, a state of war would exist between the two countries. Poland was the casus belli.
I hit the clicker when Buchanan comes on. He hollers like he’s out in the yard flipping steaks. About as thoughtful, too.
Why hasn't Hanson mentioned the enormous sacrifices of the Russians and Soviets of which the American and British losses pale in comparison? This is par for the course in the lexicon of the neocons. You see, the Russkies are on the outs because of their dealings with Iran AND for trying to recover some of their national wealth which was looted by the oligarchs who share, let us say, certain similarities with the founders of the neocon movement.
You wanna repost and do it like every other FReeper around here and start and the beginning of the article instead of playing editor.
Ping to self.
Pat biggest mistake of all... to engage in a battle of wits with VDH. LMAO!
Uhm, typing “prayers going up” is not the same as praying!
Done over and over in an ever increasing crescendo leads to Napoleon losing a whole army in Russia and, then, Hitler doing the same. As for Pat, he is playing “what if” games to his liking that make Pat look super smart. Hopefully, no one will do so. If not, Buchanan will go on to rewrite all of human history to his liking.
By the way, if Adam didn't delve and Eve Twain, then there would be no history.
I agree with this assessment. But the problem is that there are so few talking heads on television that get the illegal invasion of this country. Buchanan must be given his due, he got the illegal invasion from the get-go. Fox is trotting out talking heads claiming to be conservatives who are clueless about the illegal invasion, and who are probably by orders of Rupert downplaying the illegal invasion. I understand what Buchanan does not get, but I also appreciate what he does get, what he does get is more than most claiming to be conservatives on the putrid medium known as cable news.
Patrick Buchanan has definitively joined the ranks of “pocket stuffers”, writing sensationalist books with no basis in reality.