Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Presidential Rhetoric

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

If only the president might show the same audacity to weigh in on the murderous Tsarnaev brothers as he did when he expressed his displeasure during the ongoing Henry Louis Gates or Trayvon Martin matters — or perhaps at least an anguished cry of the heart that the two killers were part of something “shameful” or were habitually “lying” as in the case of his commentary about gun-control opponents. Could we at least expect another presidential call to “punish our enemies” or an unguarded moment of furor from Eric Holder about the attack on ” my people” from these “cowards”?

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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.

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