Category Archives: February 2010

Obama Fatigue

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Every President starts to wear on the public. But the omnipresent Obama has become wearisome in record time. Why? Read more →

On American Exceptionalism

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

1) American exceptionalism — Perhaps it derives in part from our putting a higher premium on freedom and liberty than, as in the French and other European cases, egalitarianism and fraternity; also, we were truly the first multi-ethnic state that sought to embrace a common culture rather than carve out cultural or racial fiefdoms. Read more →

Is There a Philosophy of Hypocrisy?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Here are a few things that I think don’t quite compute. Read more →

Where Did Out Real Wealth Go?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Greek Lesson

No, I don’t mean the classical Greeks, but their present-day counterparts. Read more →

Beware of ‘Comprehensive’ Anything

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Before envisioning dramatic change, the Roman emperor Augustus is said to have warned, “Make haste slowly.” The reformer Augustus was eager for radical social transformation. Read more →

Some Thoughts on the War on Terror

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The New, Upside-Down War on Terror

Is there any logic in the confusion of the Obama administration’s actions and statements on fighting the war on terror?
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Truth and Consequences

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

What a Difference a Year Makes

A year ago the media resonated with the celebration of democracy, grassroots pushback against the existing order, the renewal of Congress, and the novel harmony between government and the people. Read more →

Bidenism

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

“I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration.” — Joe Biden, February 12, 2010.

Just Politics?

All politicians hedge and backtrack, as the daily news proves their previous assertions and boasts wrong. Read more →

The Tragic Truth of War

What we dare not say: Killing the enemy brings victory.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Victory has usually been defined throughout the ages as forcing the enemy to accept certain political objectives. “Forcing” usually meant killing, capturing, or wounding men at arms. Read more →

The Trouble with Elitist Theories

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

What’s behind the Tea Party protests, low approval ratings for Congress, distrust of the media and unease with experts in the Obama administration? Read more →

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