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  • How Trump Can Translate His Policy Successes into Political Success

    11/30/2018 3:57:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | November 29, 2018 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    ... Trump’s economic policies have achieved record-low minority unemployment. His immigration policies will eventually curb illegal immigration and give clout to entry-level workers, who will have less competition from imported low-wage labor. Trump should go into minority communities and hold frank discussions with local leaders, many of whom oppose him politically, about policies geared toward economically empowering inner-city youth. Trump’s message should be that his economic agenda is aimed at ensuring that minority workers regain some clout over employers. In a growing economy short of labor, those who were once bypassed and ignored now, for the first time in decades,...
  • Did 1968 win the cultural war?

    11/22/2018 9:55:53 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 28 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 22 Nov. 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Did 1968 win the cultural war? Fifty years ago this year, the '60s revolution sought to overturn U.S. customs, traditions, ideology and politics. The '60s radicals eventually grew older, cut their hair and joined the establishment. Most thought their revolution had fizzled out in the early 1970s without much effect, as Americans returned to "normal." But maybe the '60s, not the silent majority, won out after all. The world a half-century later looks a lot more like 1968 and what followed than what preceded it. Most of the political and cultural agenda from that turbulent period -- both the advances...
  • Mark Levin w/Guest Victor David Hanson ( 1861 2.0 )

    11/19/2018 10:04:59 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 11 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | Nov. 19 2018 | self
    Life,Liberty and Levin on FOXNEWS November 18, 2018. Guest, Victor David Hanson. VDH @ 38:43 : " I think we are in an 1861 1968 moment. Optimistically ... America the first truly multi-racial society... united by a shared ideology commitment to Constitutional government. If that doesn't`t happen, that very easily could not happen if we demagogue the identity politics and other issues then were going to go the route 1861 ...Something like the Balkans , Rwanda , Austria Hungary Ottoman empires ..."
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Macron Wants ‘European Union Army,’ Can’t Make NATO Payments

    11/13/2018 3:19:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Kraychik
    Victor Davis Hanson told Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily that French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal for a European Union army is “absurd,” noting France’s failure to meet its financial commitments to NATO. Hanson reflected on Macron’s Sunday remarks at the centennial commemoration of World War I’s armistice in Paris, France, where the French leader said, “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason.” Hanson said, “I was kind of shocked, because here the host was taking the occasion to pose as Europe’s next leader by basically attacking not only Eastern...
  • When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

    11/01/2018 4:02:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What makes citizens obey the law is not always their sterling character. Instead, fear of punishment -- the shame of arrest, fines or imprisonment -- more often makes us comply with laws. Law enforcement is not just a way to deal with individual violators but also a way to remind society at large that there can be no civilization without legality. Or, as 17th-century British statesman George Savile famously put it: "Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen." In the modern world, we call such prompt, uniform and guaranteed law enforcement "deterrence," from...
  • Midterm Optics Are Bad for Progressives

    10/25/2018 6:26:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For progressives, the looming midterm elections apparently should not hinge on a booming economy, a near-record-low unemployment rate, a strong stock market and unprecedented energy production. Instead, progressives hope that race and gender questions overshadow pocketbook issues. The media is fixated on another caravan of foreign nationals flowing toward the United States from Central America. More than 5,000 mostly Honduran migrants say they will cross through Mexico. Then they plan to crash the American border, enter the U.S. illegally, claim refugee status and demand asylum. Once inside the United States, the newcomers will count on a variety of ways to...
  • VDH: The Origins of Progressive Agony (This is really good)

    10/16/2018 8:21:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Pre-election, a smug Hillary Clinton pontificated that Trump had to grow up and accept the impending verdict of the voters that would shortly demolish his candidacy and humiliate his person. She would add insult to Trump’s injury by sweeping Georgia and Arizona and by a landslide that would reinvigorate the Obama dream. *snip* Hillary’s defeat caused unimaginable shock. It almost immediately prompted a collective psychological meltdown. The tragedy was not just that an inept Clinton had squandered the gifts of a $1 billion war chest, the deep-state collusion of the Obama administration, and a completely captive and obsequious media. But...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Who and What Threaten the Constitution?

    10/15/2018 4:58:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    RCP/AmGreatness ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump on occasion can talk recklessly. He is certainly trying to “fundamentally transform” the United States in exactly the opposite direction from which Barack Obama promised to do the same sort of massive recalibration. According to polls (such as they are), half the country fears Trump. The media despises him. Yet Trump poses no threat to the U.S. Constitution. Those who since 2016 have tried to destroy his candidacy and then his presidency most certainly do. When, and if, we ever lose our freedoms, it will not likely be due to a boisterous Donald Trump, damning “fake news” at...
  • Is the United States on the verge of civil war?

    09/30/2018 10:57:22 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 219 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Sep. 29, 2018 | victor davis hanson
    Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure and freedom in the history of civilization. The ancient historian Thucydides called the civil discord that tore apart the fifth century B.C. Greek city-states “stasis.” He saw stasis as a bitter civil war between the revolutionary masses and the traditionalist middle and upper classes. Something like that ancient divide is now infecting every aspect of American life. Americans increasingly are either proud of past U.S. traditions, ongoing...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Story Has "Collapsed" [Too Many Narratives]

    10/05/2018 6:52:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    RCP ^ | Ian Schwartz
    Author and conservative writer Victor Davis Hanson appeared on Laura Ingraham's FOX News show on Wednesday to weigh in on the Kavanaugh saga and explain how the story of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, is falling apart. *snip* Hanson responded to those who say Ford is incredibly believable: VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Coming into where we are today, she wasn't able to locate the supposed assault or the time or the date and she had the early 80s, the mid-80s, the late 80s, she was a young teenager, a little bit older. But...
  • Campus Chaos Has Come to Congress

    10/04/2018 7:14:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | October 4, 2018 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    The Senate adopted the modern university’s doctrine of self-censorship, no-go zones, and safe spaces The polarizing atmosphere of the university has now spread to Congress. During the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we witnessed how college values have become the norms of the Senate. On campus, constitutional due process vanishes when accusations of sexual harassment arise. America saw that when false charges were lodged against the Duke University lacrosse players and during Rolling Stone magazine’s concocted smear of a University of Virginia fraternity. Americans may disagree about the relative credibility of either Kavanaugh or his accuser,...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Polarizing Atmosphere of the University Has Now Spread to Congress

    10/04/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    RCP ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    During the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we witnessed how college values have become the norms of the Senate. On campus, constitutional due process vanishes when accusations of sexual harassment arise. America saw that when false charges were lodged against the Duke University lacrosse players and during Rolling Stone magazine's concocted smear of a University of Virginia fraternity. Americans may disagree about the relative credibility of either Kavanaugh or his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. But they all witnessed how the asymmetry of the campus governed the hearings. Ford's veracity hinged on empathy and perceived believability. There...
  • Epitaph for a Dying Culture

    10/01/2018 5:59:50 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 50 replies
    RUTHFULLY YOURS ^ | 1 Oct. 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So, here we were to be left with a new legal and cultural standard in adjudicating future disagreements and disputes, an utterly anti-Western standard quite befitting for our new relativist age: The veracity of accusations will hinge on the particular identity, emotions, and ideology of the accuser; Evidence, or lack of it, will be tangential, given the supposed unimpeachable motives of the ideologically correct accuser; The burden of proof and evidence will rest with the accused to disprove the preordained assumption of guilt; Hearsay will be a valuable narrative and constitute legitimate evidence; Truth is not universal, but individualized. Ford’s...
  • We Are Living Nineteen Eighty-Four

    09/25/2018 2:11:56 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 25 Sep 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Truth, due process, evidence, rights of the accused: All are swept aside in pursuit of the progressive agenda. George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is no longer fiction. We are living it right now. Google techies planned to massage Internet searches to emphasize correct thinking. A member of the so-called deep state, in an anonymous op-ed, brags that its “resistance” is undermining an elected president. The FBI, CIA, DOJ, and NSC were all weaponized in 2016 to ensure that the proper president would be elected — the choice adjudicated by properly progressive ideology. Wearing a wire is now redefined...
  • VDH: Obama Won

    09/25/2018 3:35:12 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 20 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 9-23-2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America. —Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 (snip) The agenda of balkanizing America into tribes, and white/nonwhite binaries, and galvanizing the rich and poor against the middle class was Obama’s only real legacy. But it is a legacy that nonetheless fundamentally transformed America.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Are we on the verge of civil war?

    09/20/2018 4:00:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 238 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure and freedom in the history of civilization. The ancient historian Thucydides called the civil discord that tore apart the fifth-century B.C. Greek city-states “stasis.” He saw stasis as a bitter civil war between the revolutionary masses and the traditionalist middle and upper classes. Something like that ancient divide is now infecting every aspect of American life. Americans increasingly are either proud of past U.S. traditions, ongoing reform...
  • The Descent into Progressive Madness

    09/19/2018 1:44:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The progressive street is leading fossilized Democrats into a sort of collective madness. The dinosaurs of the party desperately seek relevance by sounding crazier than the new unhinged base that disrupts Senate hearings, loudly pronounces a new socialist future, and envisions octogenarian Maxine Waters as more the future of the party than is septuagenarian Nancy Pelosi. The spectacle is right out of Euripides’s Bacchae, as the creaky old guard of the polis, Tiresias and Cadmus, dress up in trendy, ridiculous ritual costumes to stumble along after the racing and frenzied young maenads in their lethal courtship of suicidal Dionysian madness....
  • 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...