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VDH UltraIf You Are Going to Taiwan, Then, Dammit, Go! Part Two.

Victor Davis Hanson Historian’s Corner Five. The Ukrainian war further whetted the Chinese beak. Our oil sanctions, thanks to huge Russian fuel purchases by India and China, are not working. Russia is now mercilessly grinding down the Ukrainians in a war of attrition. Europe is insidiously losing its enthusiasm for the war, as its winter …

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VDH UltraIf You Are Going to Taiwan, Then, Dammit, Go! Part One.

Victor Davis Hanson “Gentlemen. If you’re going to take Vienna, take Vienna.” Attributed to Napoleon So supposedly Napoleon reminded his generals of the need to go full bore to finish any planned campaign—or suffer the wages of perceived weakness despite the ambition of the agenda. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was unclear whether she should have gone …

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VDH UltraTrump, DeSantis, Biden, Harris and All That. Part Two.

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet As of now the real and only question about 2024 is twofold, can Trump get the Republican nomination, and if nominated could he beat any non-Biden candidate? The answer is clearly yes on both counts. But then again, the second part of the answer in the general election is yes …

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VDH UltraTrump, DeSantis, Biden, Harris and All That. Part One.

Victor Davis Hanson Polls are all over the place variously attesting Trump can be nominated, but not beat Biden, that no one in either party wishes Biden to run, that DeSantis may on rare occasions in some states poll higher than Trump, and all that. But so far what do these for now mostly meaningless …

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VDH UltraRes Ipsa Loquitur

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Consider five self-evident banalities. Joe Biden has serially attacked the Saudi Arabian government after the Khashoggi murder. Fine, there is much to criticize among the Saudi monarchs. But did anyone believe that the Saudis in any sizable way would pump thousands of more barrels of oil per day to lower …

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VDH UltraA Covid Afterthought

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Recently, there has been increasing pressure on China either to produce more data exonerating itself of birthing the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or to confess that the pathogen escaped from its secretive biosafety Level 4 virology lab and was human-engineered, showing insidious characteristics not found in nature. If the latter is true, …

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