Category Archives: May 2010

The Technocrats’ New Clothes

Masters of the Universe don’t looks so omnipotent.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In the last year, many of the dreams of an emerging international elite have imploded — and this, in a new century that was to usher in a regime of global liberal ecumenism.  Read more →

The New Old German Problem

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Reflections on Germany

Munich — I’ve been walking the last two days through Munich. Much of the city core was bombed out by the allies by spring 1945. Yet today there is little evidence of such destruction. Read more →

New Trickle Down Theory

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The Truly Amazing Fact

One wonders not that President Obama tells untruths (e.g. no middle-class tax increase, health-care “reform” will control costs, C-Span’s airing of healthcare debates, listing pending legislation on the internet for five days, closing down Guantanamo within a year, advocacy for all combat forces out of Iraq by March 2008, no lobbyists in government, an end to earmarks, and all the old ones about public campaign financing, the actual relationships with Wright, Ayers, Khalidi, Blago, etc.), since all politicians fib. Read more →

A Nation of Profilers

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Profiling is considered among the worst of American sins. Read more →

Shall We Laugh or Cry at Morgan Hill?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

What are we to make of the five students who were temporarily suspended by the administration at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill for purportedly seeking to provoke — by the wearing of various American flag insignia, no less — Mexican-American students who were at the time celebrating, with some Mexican flags, Cinco de Mayo Day? Read more →

The Other European Volcano

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Five years ago, the European Union’s account of itself resonated with end-of history triumphalism. Read more →

A New Nowhere Debate?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Bad Time

Now would be a particularly bad time for the president to push for amnesty under the rubric of comprehensive immigration reform — an approach that failed Bush, despite economic good times and supposedly a supportive base. Read more →

News Beneath the News

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

From the Embarrassing to the Pathetic

I don’t want to beat the proverbial dead horse, but these media polarities are getting to the point of absurdity. Bush, the lazy golfer while we were at war; Obama the engaged commander-in-chief playing golf for needed relaxation more in one year than in Bush’s eight. Read more →

Greek Tragedies

Violent reaction to bad news in Greece is unique but not surprising given its past.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Wall Street Journal Online

Draping the Acropolis with a hammer-and-sickle banner might seem a stupid public relations stunt — especially as a bankrupt Greece seeks to reassure foreign capitalist investors to save Hellenic socialism. Read more →

Soldier-Citizens to the Rescue?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Usually a handful of ex-soldiers seek political office every election cycle. But well over 20 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are running this fall for Congress alone. Read more →