Category Archives: April 2009

Obamatopia

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

One wonders whether President Obama, for all the soaring rhetoric, grasps why certain nations really do hate us. Does he think a Grozny, Darfur, Rwanda, Serbia, or Tibet happen in reaction to U.S. global sinful conduct? Read more →

The Obama Administration and the Monopoly on Education

by Bruce S. Thornton

First Principles

Part two of a symposium on the educational impact of Obama and the New Progressivism. Read part one on the economic prospects and part three on culture. Read more →

Crazy Times–Crazier Ones to Follow

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We are in a weird age.

Do the smart thing, we were told, and invest in a 401(k) retirement account. Buy into the American dream and own your own home. But lately it seems that those who put their money in low-earning passbook savings accounts or rented rather than buying may have been better off. Read more →

The World Likes Us, It Really Likes Us!

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPageMagazine.com

Watching Obama’s recent journeys to Europe and Latin America, I was reminded of actress Sally Field’s embarrassing acceptance speech at the 1985 Academy Awards: Read more →

Textbook Lies About Islam

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

In recent House hearings dedicated to examining Islamic extremism, I stressed that the fundamental stumbling block to effective policy-making is educational and epistemological. Read more →

One Tour Too Many

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

I don’t know whether this was the intent or not, but Obama’s weird trip to Latin America — characterized by constant anti-American outbursts from heads of state eager to blame their own failures on Yanquis — probably killed any notion that any sane American would support either further free-trade agreements or “comprehensive immigration reform” with a continent that seems to blame all of its self-inflicted troubles on what the United States supposedly did last century. Read more →

Piratical Thoughts

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Pirates (the word peiraô is Greek for ‘to try’ or ‘make the attempt’) were common in the ancient world. They appear everywhere from Hellenistic novels to stories about Pompey’s clean-up of the Cilician robbers. Some random thoughts. Read more →

Can We Get Beyond Race?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The Washington Post informs us of the presidential visit to Latin American with a headline “Race a Dominant Theme at Summit.” It then goes on to describe how Obama resonates with those leaders of “indigenous” heritage in Latin America. Read more →

Our New Sort of War

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

President Obama proclaims no more of George Bush’s “war on terror,” even as he silently keeps most of it in place. The result is as confusing as it soon will be dangerous. Read more →

President of the World

The globe is hearing a deeply pessimistic view of what America was and is.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Given Obama’s performance on his recent trip, three developments were quite astounding. Read more →