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Obama’s Hope-and-Change Foreign Policy

President Obama applies the same principles abroad that he does at home.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online


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About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.

12 Thoughts on “Obama’s Hope-and-Change Foreign Policy

  1. Simple truism’s—– If it ain’t broke, don’t let Obama fix it— Simplicity is a virtue—We take care of our own. The “great minds” break what never needed to be fixed. Totalitarian patterns from “great minds” only enslave. European leaders policy of “let them eat cake” and America the protector—— good-luck relying on that. Good ol’ boy Trump will executive-order distraught European’s, trying to escape Europe’s coming plight. Fraulein’s and Mademoiselle’s for everyone.

  2. And what Obama has done will have its way with him. Ditto for Hillary. Ditto for the NY Times and LA Times.

    If anybody wants to stop the mess, simply defund “Progressive-Retardnation” education. Star with J-School.

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  4. Walter Pazik on September 30, 2015 at 5:38 am said:

    Forward we go to the next world war – Shades of Hitler and Chamberlain, followed by Stalin. You can insert current names.

  5. Carl Sesar on September 30, 2015 at 6:45 am said:

    In sum, Obama stirs things up, is smug over the ensuing mess and growing chaos, all of which he well knows, and in which he takes much delight and satisfaction

  6. Wow. Excellent work! A pity that outside of your six readers, no one knows about this.

    See no Hanson, Hear no Hanson, Know no Hanson.

  7. Proudly Unaffiliated on September 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm said:

    An interesting perspective on what motivates Obama’s foreign policy from VDH. I see Obama’s main goal as destroying the American middle class and anything (e.g., the economy) that supports it. So all is subordinate to that goal, even if it means giving foreign affairs minimal attention to the point of gross incompetence/malfeasance. Empirically, this appears as accurate as VDH’s perspective so it is hard to tell the difference. And I am not sure it matters as the increasing damage has/is being done by Obama as we speak.

    But the man is on his path and it will get worse — of that we can be certain.

  8. Russell Coryell on October 1, 2015 at 8:31 am said:

    Au contraire, my friend Kerwin, Mr. Hanson has quite a following I assure you. His understanding of history and ability to sift through the propaganda of today’s media ensures a most refreshing insight to what is truly happening. I for one follow his postings, as I too, am a student of history; and, I assure you there are many of us out there that haven’t “swallowed the Kool-Aid”.

  9. David Park on October 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm said:

    For decades I thought one had to be pretty sharp or special to be President in spite of the teaching that ‘anyone could grow up to be President’. After the last two elections and mercifully leaving the Carter Administration out of the loop, it may be proposed that now it is proven beyond doubt that ‘any damned fool can become President’.

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