Category Archives: March 2009

American Mob Rule

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In the last three months, we’ve been reduced to something like the ancient Athenian mob — with opportunistic politicians sometimes inciting, sometimes catering to an already angry public. Read more →

The Ugly–Part Two

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

After outlining some “bad” trends — the conservative abandonment of budgetary restraint, the new liberal-Wall-Street nexus, the rise of therapeutic excuse-making for substandard behavior — I now offer three “ugly” trends. Read more →

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly–Part One

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

In the spirit of optimism, let’s review some good, some bad, and some downright ugly things about this present age. I’ll give three examples of each. For today, here’s the “bad.” Later this week, I’ll post the “ugly,” and then on the weekend the “good.” Read more →

Dr. Obama: First, Do No Harm

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

When it comes to our complex economy, President Barack Obama would do well to heed the physician’s ancient commandment to first “do no harm.” Read more →

Thoughts About Depressed Americans

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Why are so many Americans so depressed about things these days? It is perhaps not just the economy. Read more →

The “Depression” for Us Idiots

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

I confess I don’t know all that much about the theory of economics, and have done some unwise things in the strict financial sense the last thirty years — remodeled an ancient family farm house that will never be appraised at what was sunk into it, both farmed and rented out a 40-acre Thompson seedless vineyard whose returns usually did not pay the property taxes, irrigation taxes, infrastructure upkeep, and depreciation—and in unthinking fashion kept up my modest monthly 401(k) contributions through the height of inflated Wall Street stock prices. I could go on, but will leave at that. Read more →

Can’t We All Agree?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

What hope and change would all of us, conservatives and liberals alike, welcome from President Obama? Here are some suggestions, surreal and serious, trivial and quite important. Read more →

Bush Did It

What a difference an election makes.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

President Bush was ridiculed today by critics of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility when he suggested that his administration no longer was incarcerating “unlawful combatants,” but was instead in the process of renaming them as mere “detainees.” Read more →

Jihad, Martyrdom, and the Torments of the Grave

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

Why do some Muslims become suicide bombers or “martyrs”? Read more →

Yes, We Can If They Did It and We Are Liked Now

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Anatomy of vero possumus

It is odd that after five weeks we can pretty much see the next four years: Read more →