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VDH UltraThe Thinning Veneer of a Thin Civilization. Part Two

Victor Davis HansonEeyore’s Corner So all the building blocks of a society, the hard work of centuries that separated civilization from barbarism, poverty, and death, these the Left either neglected as superfluous or attacked as antithetical to its utopian visions. Their targets were often the stuff of life, what separated a decent human society from …

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VDH UltraThe Thinning Veneer of a Thin Civilization. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Corner Was the idea of zero-interest rates, printing money, running up multi-trillion-dollar deficits, and paying millions not to work—to create prosperity and to excise that evil, the monetary seriousness of the ghost of Milton Friedman? Did Biden believe his inflation would make all of us kings, or was it that he …

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VDH UltraBidenism Grows Toxic. Part One

Victor Davis HansonEeyore’s Corner Once affluent and leisured societies achieve postmodern complacency, watch out! Survival leads to surfeit that results in utopianism that ends in a reversion to tribalism, anarchy, and chaos—and a return to the very primitivism from which a society once advanced. So the Greeks thought civilizations aged like people, through muscular adolescence, …

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VDH UltraWhen a Tiger Breaks Free. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet  NATO/Berlin NATO fed and petted the Putin tiger too. Germany fancied itself as a sort of NATO point of resistance to the U.S. Its public polls anti-American. Its politicians are culturally disdainful of America. Merkel’s reign ended in disaster, as she destroyed any chance of German energy independence from Russia …

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VDH UltraWhen a Tiger Breaks Free. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet  Putin, of course, is the guilty party for the ongoing destruction in Ukraine—in the manner that similar raptors like Hitler and Stalin caused the 1939 Poland catastrophe or China swallowed Hong Kong. We can talk all we want about British and French appeasement, American isolation, and Russian collusion that certainly …

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VDH UltraThe Most Dangerous People in America. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet So the bicoastal classes—the West that looks out on Asia, the East that is tied to the EU—feel their brains, their cattle-brand stamped degrees, their money, and their tastes have advanced them to Eloi status. Some are certainly brilliant and explain much of the current American GDP. That said, many …

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VDH UltraThe Most Dangerous People in America. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet The elite bicoastal and professional Left are strange creatures—a peculiar hothouse species of American plant that has adapted to a particular time and place in American history. They either cheered on or were indifferent to the damage of 120-days of arson, riot, looting, death, assault, and occupation of downtown property …

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VDH UltraThe Ukraine Scab and the Putrid Wound Beneath. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Russians do not fear America. During the Obama-Biden years of Russian “reset,” the United States appeased Vladimir Putin. It dismantled missile defense in Eastern Europe and invited Russia into the Middle East. Reset ended with the Russian invasions of eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Then America went to the other extreme of …

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VDH UltraThe Ukraine Scab and the Putrid Wound Beneath. Part One.

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Americans are struggling to find a way to deter Vladimir Putin’s Russia from gobbling up Ukraine and then eyeing the Baltic States next. Most of us see Putin as a thug who will do anything to recreate the borders of the Soviet Union, unless he is deterred. But we acknowledge …

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VDH UltraTreat the University as It Is Now, Not as It Once Was

Victor Davis HansonEeyore’s Cabinet The following assessments and suggestions for change are not exaggerations about higher education in America. Universities are now openly political agents, not disinterested places of learning. Their faculty and administration are overwhelmingly leftwing, to the point, according to surveys and campaign donation data, of being over 90 percent Democratic/Leftwing. But they …

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