VDH UltraHistorian’s Corner: Some Mythologies of World War II: Part Six:

Were There Really Two Opposing Alliances? As we noted, from June 25, 1940, to December 7, 1941, there were not formal “Allies.” The British-Western European alliance, such as it had been, disappeared with the fall of France in June 1940 and the appeasement or absorption of all of Western Europe. True, Britain encouraged and aided …

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‘Science,’ They Said

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking.  In empirical fashion scientists advised us to examine evidence and data, and then by induction come to rational hypotheses. The enemies of “science” were politics, superstition, bias, and deduction.  Yet we are now returning to our version of medieval alchemy …

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VDH UltraHistorian’s Corner: Some Mythologies of World War II: Part Five:

Was Britain Really the Weak Allied Partner? Wars are not always just conflicts of men and materiel; will and principles weigh in as well. In this context, the moral leadership of Britain during World War II proved invaluable to the Allied cause, even if it was often guided at times by imperial concerns. Britain was …

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VDH UltraHistorian’s Corner: Some Mythologies of World War II: Part Four:

One-Dimensional Versus Global War If in 1939–41, Moscow had sent Nazi Germany huge deliveries of cereals, wheat, soybeans, 100,000 tons of cotton, nearly a million tons of oil and ores and minerals essential to German industry, it would be unable to divert some of such aid to its new friends in its new fight against …

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When There Were Giants: Three Great Classicists

Victor Davis Hanson The New Criterion October 2021 Classics is not just an abstraction of values, legacies, literature, and history. Whether it comes alive or stays moribund in the modern age hinges on the success or failure of classicists in the classroom, in public fora, and in print. In that context, classics has suffered a …

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Wokeness: An Evil of Our Age

Victor Davis HansonAmerican Greatness History is replete with examples of nations, successful and not-so-successful alike, that abruptly committed suicide.  The ancient polis of Corcyra devoured itself in a bloody conflict as a collective madness took hold of the island city-state during the Peloponnesian War.  The Jacobins in 1793 hijacked the French Revolution and turned a …

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VDH Interviewed by Jonathan Anderson

In this Direct interview, John Anderson, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, is joined by Victor Davis Hanson. Dr. Hanson addresses Biden’s role in the Afghanistan crisis, increased tensions between China and the US, and the future of the US-Australia relationship. Share This

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