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Summit on Violent Extremism—Laugh or Cry?

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO-The Corner


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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.

13 Thoughts on “Summit on Violent Extremism—Laugh or Cry?

  1. Hoi Polloi Boy on January 13, 2015 at 8:20 am said:

    Under Obama’s helm, the United States is like an aircraft carrier drifting at sea. Big, powerful, and utterly useless without a commander, a purpose and a direction.

  2. Thank you, Dr. Hanson, for another (as usual!) splendid, sarcastic screed, rightfully leveled at the powers that be. I wonder if any of them read your insights about our inept leaders in Washington. Probably very few.

  3. Richard Feierstein on January 13, 2015 at 8:39 am said:

    I said in my last blog that you are “the best—bar none” and I mean it from someone who grew up reading James Reston regularly for years, etc. And, your above article ridiculing our President in his either living in total denial for years on radical Islam’s assault on the West ;or as I believe, is quite brilliant and knows exactly whose side he’s on and what he’s doing on behalf of what looks more and more to be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, which by the way, many Egyptians after their overthrow of Morsi claimed they have proof that in fact he is!

    • Stan Pakulla on January 14, 2015 at 6:40 am said:

      I agree with your post and believe Obama is, at the minimum, sympathetic to the muslim cause, which is why we seem to be fighting a war not to win or even slow down the terrorist march, but to run out the clock on his watch.

  4. You forgot:

    XVI: Why the US is really to blame – Understanding extremism in the context of past Colonial Guilt and current economic exploitation.

    XVII: Strategic Disarmament – Dismantling the Military-Industrial Complex in order to approach alienated people as an equal.

    I guess no conference can cover everything when dealing with a problem this large and complex.

  5. Demented “aloha Akbar” was twice elected to the highest office in the land—the joy of unrestricted immigration keeps on giving. Out today,”” House budget chair: the problem is the debt”. Obama and the retiring boomer’s is a lethal combination

  6. S Camp on January 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm said:

    Simple truth: The Obama White House are sympathizers to Islamic Terrorists.

    It is reality.


  7. Marvin Nelson on January 14, 2015 at 7:28 am said:

    It’s beginning to feel like an updated form of holodomor for those who starve for America again

  8. David Park on January 14, 2015 at 9:30 am said:

    The only person more capable than Dr. Hanson of proving Barak Obama to be a morality moron is Barak Obama himself.

  9. The legal academic’s solution to every problem is to conference on it, till blue in the face.

  10. Charlie on January 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm said:

    You don’t negotiate or communicate rationally with rattlesnakes – you kill them!

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