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  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Circus of Resistance

    09/10/2018 10:34:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    AmericanGreatness/RCP ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    The resistance to Donald Trump was warring on all fronts last week. Democratic senators vied with pop-up protestors in the U.S. Senate gallery to disrupt and, if possible, to derail the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. U.S. SenatorCory Booker (D-N.J.) played Spartacus, but could not even get the script right as he claimed to be bravely releasing classified information that was already declassified. I cannot remember another example of a senator who wanted to break the law but could not figure out how to do it. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former Harvard Law Professor who still insists she...
  • The Truth Will Set Us All Free

    08/30/2018 10:47:58 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/30/2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was star-crossed from the start. His friend and successor as FBI director, James Comey, by his own admission prompted the investigation -- with the deliberate leaking of classified memos about his conversations with President Donald Trump to the press.</p>
  • Trump, in his crude way, is supporting people's right to a voice

    08/23/2018 12:59:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Herald and News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Ben Boychuk, for the Sacramento Bee
    Donald Trump was serious when he campaigned on stricter enforcement of immigration laws. With “zero-tolerance” for illegal border crossers, a travel moratorium from certain countries and stricter limits on the number of legal immigrants, the president has kept his promise (short of building the wall) to reduce the number of newcomers to the United States. Even people who disagree with Trump’s approach on immigration — or think they disagree — should support him. Because it’s not about what might be the best immigration policy but rather who gets to make it. The president, in his crude way, is simply standing...
  • The Reexamination of Security Clearances Was Long Overdue

    08/22/2018 11:52:41 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 21, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Much has been written about former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd’s recent unhinged outburst on CNN against Paris Dennard for the latter’s credible suggestion that many ex-officials have monetized the fact that they have retained their security clearances.[snip] In August 2017, Mudd warned a stunned Jake Tapper on CNN that “the government is going to kill this guy [President Trump].”[snip]Mudd further preened about his assassination allusions as “a former government official”: “What I’m saying is government — people talk about the deep state — when you disrespect government officials who’ve done 30 years, they’re going to say, ‘Really?’”[snip]Mudd seems...
  • From One Psychodrama to Another

    08/21/2018 12:02:20 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 20th, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Michael Wolff and his media-hyped blockbuster—that supposedly game-changing landmark of a book Fire and Fury—are now ancient history. Fading similarly is Karen McDougal, Playboy‘s 1998 Playmate of the Year, and her National Enquirer grifter lawsuit that was also supposed to destroy the Trump presidency.
  • The Double Standards Of Postmodern Justice

    08/16/2018 3:39:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The New York Times recently hired as a writer and board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. She had offered wisdom such as #CancelWhitePeople" and expressed hatred for males. Yet when the Times discovered less graphic versions of such tweets from newly hired technology writer Quinn Norton earlier this year, the newspaper immediately fired Norton. The message of disparate treatment was that what bothers the New York Times is not racism per se, but who is the racist and who are her targets. Over at The...
  • The Ancient War Between The Press And The President

    08/09/2018 11:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The media are furious that President Trump serially decries "fake news." He often rants that journalists who traffic in it are "enemies of the people." Reporters have compared Trump to mass murderers such as Stalin and Hitler because of his dislike of the press. Trump may be crude to reporters, but journalists are also not so innocent. They have brought much of the present calumny upon themselves in a variety of ways. The media seem to have little concern that their coverage is biased even though polls show that the vast majority of Americans believe the media intentionally reports fake...
  • VDH: FOR ELIZABETH HENG

    08/06/2018 9:01:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 6,2018 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    After John noted the suppression of Elizabeth Heng’s Facebook ad for her congressional campaign yesterday (video embedded below), Victor Davis Hanson wrote us to enlist the support of Power Line readers for Ms. Heng. Alexandra DeSanctis profiled her here for NR and Jack Fowler updated the story with the Facebook angle yesterday here. Heng’s campaign site is here; contribute to her campaign here. Dr. Hanson writes: Elizabeth Heng is the Republican challenger seeking to represent California’s 16th congressional district. She just had a Facebook ad blocked, apparently because the genocide practiced by the former communist regime of Cambodia is either...
  • Deport the Deplorables?

    07/17/2018 9:25:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 17 Jul, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Deport the Deplorables is a slogan of popular culture, found on bumper stickers, t-shirts, and internet postings. But now the mini-industry of deplorable/deportable sloganeering has made its way into more elite circles. With just three words, the phrase “deport the deplorables” sends two popular messages: one, get rid of undesirable American citizens who voted for Donald Trump and who were properly written off in 2016 as deplorables by Hillary Clinton. And, two, by implication, don’t deport the illegal aliens who broke U.S. immigration law. Or put more succinctly, foreign nationals who crash our borders are innately superior people to citizens...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Reciprocity is the method to Trump's madness

    07/13/2018 6:00:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Critics of Donald Trump claim there is no rhyme or reason to his foreign policy. But if there is a consistency, it might be called reciprocity. President Trump tries to force other countries to treat the U.S. as it treats them. In “don’t tread on me” style, he also warns enemies that any aggressive act will be replied to in kind. The underlying principle of Trump commercial reciprocity is that the United States is no longer powerful or wealthy enough to alone underwrite the security of the West. It can no longer assume sole enforcement of the rules and protocols...
  • Mexico — What Went Wrong? (LONG)

    06/27/2018 8:12:01 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 40 replies
    https://www.nationalreview.com ^ | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON June 26, 2018 6:30 AM
    Mexico gets a massive cash influx in remittances, American corporations get cheap labor, Democrats get voters . . . Mexico in just a few days could elect one of its more anti-American figures in recent memory, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Obrador has often advanced the idea that a strangely aggrieved Mexico has the right to monitor the status of its citizens living illegally in the United States. Lately, he trumped that notion of entitlement by assuring fellow Mexicans that they have a “human right” to enter the United States as they please. For Obrador, this is an innate privilege that...
  • Hillary’s Hamartia

    06/24/2018 2:45:14 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 06.22.2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Sophocles, Euripides, and the Greek epic poets, historians, and tragedians explore the idea of hamartia. Such an innate character flaw, such as Oedipus’s self-regard or Jason’s obtuseness, can be repressed, but it will inevitably resurface at the most inopportune moment. *** The next step in the slow cycle of classical self-destruction is koros—a greed or overreaching ambition that is the result of hamartia. It thus deludes the apparently successful into believing there will be few consequences to their excess. Koros makes self-reflection impossible. *** The final act in a multistoried Greek tragedy is the advent of Nemesis or divine retribution....
  • Scandals Sanitized With Linguistic Trickery

    06/21/2018 3:38:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Throughout Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation are lots of strange things. One of the weirdest is the extent to which the FBI went to make up words and phrases to disguise reality. n early draft of the 2016 FBI report on the email scandal was reportedly subjected to linguistic surgery to exonerate the former secretary of state, who at the time was the Democratic nominee for president. Clinton was originally found to be "grossly negligent" in using an illegal email server. That legalistic phrase is used by prosecutors to indict for...
  • The Silencing of the Inspectors General

    06/14/2018 8:14:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, an Obama administration appointee, is scheduled to deliver a report this week on DOJ and FBI abuses during the 2016 campaign cycle. Remember: His last investigation of FBI misconduct advised a criminal referral for fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who allegedly lied to federal investigators. McCabe and at least a half-dozen other FBI employees quit, retired, were fired or were reassigned as a result of fallout from the politicization of the FBI. Yet, as Barack Obama left office, his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, strangely boasted that the Obama administration "has...
  • The Great German Meltdown

    05/24/2018 7:02:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Defining Ideas: Hoover Institute ^ | May 23, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Every 20 to 50 years in Germany, things start unraveling. Germans feel aggrieved. Ideas and movements gyrate wildly between far left and far right extremes. And the Germans finally find consensus in a sense of victimhood paradoxically expressed as national chauvinism. Germany’s neighbors in 1870, 1914, 1939—and increasingly in the present—usually bear the brunt of this national meltdown. Germany is supposed to be the economic powerhouse of Europe, its financial leader, and its trusted and responsible political center. Often it plays those roles superbly. But recently, it’s been cracking up—in a way that is hauntingly familiar to its European neighbors....
  • Alan Dershowitz: NBC’s Demonization of Bolton and Gatestone

    05/10/2018 6:02:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-9-18 | Alan Dershowitz
    When I was growing up, organizations that expressed any views at all similar to those expressed by Communist groups were called “Communist fronts.” Anyone who defended on the grounds of civil liberties the right of communists to express their hateful ideology was labeled a “commie-symp.” All decent people railed against this coerced, “politically correct” guilt-by-association, because it endangered freedom of speech, freedom of association, basic fairness and, especially, truth. Today a similar tactic of defamatory character assassination against people with whom one disagrees, particularly conservatives, is being employed by elements of the left, including some in the mainstream media. Consider...
  • Trump Seeks Middle Ground in Foreign-policy Balancing Act

    04/19/2018 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Was the latest round of airstrikes in Syria a one-time hit to restore deterrence and stop the future use of chemical weapons, or was it part of a slippery slope of more interventions in the Middle East? President Donald Trump was elected in part because he promised an end to optional wars, such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the Libyan misadventure. But Trump also guaranteed an end to perceived Obama-era appeasement. Trump said he would no longer put up with false red lines in Syria, or complacence about North Korea's new generation of nuclear missiles....
  • Trump Is Cutting Old Gordian Knots

    04/04/2018 9:15:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>The proverbial knot of Gordium was impossible to untie. Anyone clever enough to untie it would supposedly become the king of Asia. Many princes tried; all failed.</p> <p>When Alexander the Great arrived, he was challenged to unravel the impossible knot. Instead, he pulled out his sword and cut through it. Problem solved.</p>
  • The Distortions of Our Unelected Officials

    03/29/2018 12:08:08 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 29 March 2018 | Victor kDavis Hanson
    <p>On March 17, ex-CIA Director John Brennan tweeted about the current president of the United States: "When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. ... America will triumph over you."</p>
  • The Great Victor Davis Hanson Takes On World War II

    03/20/2018 8:38:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | Marech 20, 2018 | John Dale Dunn
    Victor Davis Hanson is a conservative icon, well known and respected; a prolific author of twenty-plus books and current occupant of a chair of historical, military, and agrarian classical studies; a Ph.D. from Stanford; and the founder of classical studies at University of California at Fresno. ;Now he occupies a chair at the Hoover Foundation of Stanford University. I first came to know him reading The Western Way of War (1989), which explained the reason for the lethality and effectiveness of Western armies throughout history. ;This past year, he wrote one of his best books: The Second World Wars: How...