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The Tragic View Returns

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In hard times, as in war, questions arise that were once considered taboo. As we approach $15 trillion run up in aggregate national debt, and confront the reality of a welfare state that is predicated on flawed assumptions about everything from demography to human nature, a rendezvous with brutal reality is now upon us. Read more →

The Department of Food Subsidies

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The Department of Agriculture no longer serves as a lifeline to millions of struggling homestead farmers. Read more →

The Metaphysics of Contemporary Theft

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Same Old, Same Old…

Last week was another somewhat depressing chapter in a now long saga of living where I was born. I returned to the farm from leading a European military history tour, and experienced the following — mind you, after a number of thefts the month prior (barn, shop, etc.): Read more →

On Teachers and Others

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

So far the angry teachers of Wisconsin have not yet won over the public. They have not convinced the majority that, in an age of staggering budget deficits, they — or, indeed, public employees in general — must as a veritable birthright enjoy salary, benefits, and pensions on average far more generous than those of their private-sector counterparts, who make up the majority of taxpayers. Read more →

Pruning Farm Subsidies

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In times of massive deficits, why are we borrowing millions to subsidize profitable agribusiness? Lots of presidents have asked that question. George H. W. Bush tried to cut farm subsidies. Bill Clinton did, too. George W. Bush wanted them ended as well. All failed. Read more →

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