Eeyore’s Cabinet

VDH UltraKnock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door — Or the Wages of Stupidity: Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Corner  Idiocy Five In 2014, I was riding with friends on those narrow-tire, light-weight road bikes (my 11th year of it).  I had felt the tire slightly rubbing, but each time I flipped over the carbon bike it was fine. What I didn’t know (recklessness) was there was an invisible, hairline …

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VDH UltraKnock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door — Or the Wages of Stupidity: Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Idiocy Three Four years later as a graduate student of 24, I returned to Greece to do field work at the American School of Classical Studies. I had a bad habit of not drinking enough water much when hiking or during the school’s digs at Corinth. I then liked instead (but …

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VDH UltraKnock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door — or the Wages of Recklessness and Stupidity

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Part One At some point, we all look back on nearly seven decades and conclude we are lucky to be alive. I always remember a warning from my mother when I shaved off bits of my two-front permanent teeth at 10. I was jumping off the old iron Jungle Jim at …

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VDH UltraThe Thinning Veneer of Our Civilization

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Almost daily we read of another smash-and-grab, mass theft somewhere in California. The only surprise twist to these stories is the steady encroachment of thievery into high-end stores in places like Carmel and Walnut Creek. A friend I know in Fresno said she was at a store where a shoplifter scurried …

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VDH UltraThe Critical Race Rhetoric Versus the Reality on the Street

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet The Kenosha/Waukesha contrast summed up the great abyss between BLM/Woke/Media rhetoric and the soaring crime reality on the street. The former was hyped as race when it was not, the latter was written off as nonracial when it was. Rittenhouse should have never been arrested; Brooks should never have been …

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VDH UltraLearning from Months of Chaos. Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Race. The recent verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery cases remind us that in the post-OJ age, the current jury system usually works well enough—given the former was rightly found innocent of murder and the killers of the latter probably had insufficient cause to justify lethal force based on …

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VDH UltraLearning from Months of Chaos. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Fuel. A year ago, gas and heating fuels were cheap. They now have gone up on average 60 percent, far higher in places like California. Biden, after cancelling pipelines, putting federal lands off limits to fracking and horizontal drilling, promising new taxes and regulations on fossil-fuel development, and cutting back …

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VDH UltraLearning from Months of Chaos. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet We have suffered an unfortunate ten months under Joe Biden, but also received a bitter and valuable reminder of the leftwing gods who failed. Here are some lessons Biden has offered since his inauguration. The common ideological theme of these disasters is an arrogant disavowal of unchanging human nature. Put …

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VDH UltraRemembering the Early Virus and the Wages of Tribalism

How did China become so sophisticated in its messaging to the Western world? Why was it so shameless in accusing the U.S. of the very sort of racism that it routinely had institutionalized? Apart from crass propaganda and the projectionist tactic of fobbing its own culpability for the pandemic onto the United States, China intuitively …

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VDH UltraThe Ironies of the Rioting Youth of 2020

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet By August 2020, the protests, demonstrations, riots, looting, and arson that followed from the national outrage over the killing of George Floyd had spread to most of America’s cities. But the furor over Floyd’s death was not the only catalyst of the protests. The previously instituted national quarantine—roughly from March …

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