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VDH UltraFrom a Not Angry Reader 05-22-2024

Dear professor Hanson, As at first a curious listener to your podcast trying to understand an academic pro-Trump perspective, over the years you have convinced me with your empirical ontology and deep historic and classical knowledge. Many of your arguments against left wing ideology have struck deep, being raised by baby-ber’s in the organic/antroposophic mindset …

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VDH UltraCivilizational Collapse Follows When Laws and Consequences Mean Nothing. Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson The people yearn for laws to regain their potency. They are sickened by statutes on the books that vaporize upon needed enforcement. They are tired of excuses and inaction. We feel the chaos everywhere from the trivial to the existential. How many times has Joe Biden threatened the Houthis? Is the Red …

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VDH UltraCivilizational Collapse Follows When Laws and Consequences Mean Nothing: Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson In short, if Alvin Bragg or Letitia James or Fani Willis were to forsake lawfare and the publicity it earns, and instead treat the criminals in their big city with steep bail, speedy trials, and stiff sentences upon conviction, we know calm would return to urban America. We know that truth because such a renaissance occurred …

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VDH UltraCivilizational Collapse Follows When Laws and Consequences Mean Nothing: Part One

Victor Davis Hanson America is facing a number of existential crises—an open border, 30 million illegal immigrants, $36 trillion in debt, borrowing at the rate of $1 billion every 100 days, a suicidal war on gas, oil, and coal production, a recrudescence of premodern racial and ethnic tribalism, the destruction of deterrence abroad, blue state …

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VDH UltraWhy Are Pro-Hamas Rallies So Anti-Semitic, Anti-American, and Obnoxious? Part Three: The Emptiness of “Don’t!”

Victor Davis Hanson A third component of the street and campus madness is the destruction of all deterrence abroad and at home by the Biden administration. The Middle East has concluded that the U.S. is in escalating decline. Biden is seen as decrepit and terrified of losing power and thus will do anything to prevent, (1) Middle-East tensions that will disrupt …

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VDH UltraWhy Are Pro-Hamas Rallies So Anti-Semitic, Anti-American, and Obnoxious? Part Two: DEI

The epidemic of Diversity/Equity/Inclusion ideology fuels much of the current violence on campus and in the street, and for two reasons. One, we are now in our third year of reparatory admissions. That is, the SAT/ACT required admission exams have been absent on elite campuses for two or even three years. Racial quotas have severely …

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VDH UltraWhy Are Pro-Hamas Rallies So Anti-Semitic, So Anti-American—and So Obnoxious? Part One. Our Guests

Victor Davis Hanson After seven months of pro-Hamas chaos, a good question arises over what exactly the anti-Semitic demonstrators won’t do? Crash Easter services at St. Patrick’s Cathedral? Interrupt Christmas celebrations? Deface the White House wall, the Lincoln Memorial, and veterans’ cemeteries? Shut down commuter traffic on freeways and block cars on key bridges such …

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VDH UltraDear Angry Reader Greg Allison, Part Three: Ukraine

7. This part of the world is not unlike the convoluted history of the former Yugoslavia. Crimea itself had been part of the Ottoman Empire but was annexed to Russia in 1783 by Catherine the Great. It remained Soviet until the USSR’s breakup in 1991 (Note that the Russians lost over 500,000 casualties vainly trying to save Crimea from the Nazis in …

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