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VDH UltraThe New Nullificationers—or When Laws Mean Nothing

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet We now have about 500-600 jurisdictions that are “sanctuary” cities, counties, and entire states—where progressive neo-Confederates have declared that federal law is now null and void in their safe spaces. But perhaps the most recent and dramatic instance of the nullification of state and local laws—“de facto nullification” as a …

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VDH UltraRevolution without the Middle Class

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet The beleaguered middle class, especially those of the suburbs, for the most part did not join rioting radicalized youths and inner-city minorities in the violence, looting, and destruction, even as their businesses were often targeted, and jobs lost. Some small stores that had somehow endured the two months of shutdowns, …

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VDH UltraReflections on 2020—the Worst Year in the Last Half-Century: Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet The Silicon Valley Octopus Flexed its Tentacles In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, the author describes a soulless world created by an authoritarian cadre that controlled even the thoughts of its subjects through massive electronic surveillance. An all-powerful state bureaucracy warped language, ideas, and history to convince and coerce the …

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VDH UltraReflections on 2020—the Worst Year in the Last Half-Century: Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Remembering When the Woke Awoke Woke is not new. Consider it an old IED buried and forgotten, but even when dormant an always latent explosive that any heavy traffic—that is, 2020—could finally ignite. Why? Decades-long devolution from citizenship to tribal ideologies explained why extremist groups found followers and felt no …

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VDH UltraEeyore’s Cabinet: Trumpistics

Victor Davis Hanson // VDH’s Blade of Perseus Part Two: The Phoenix Trump? August is not January. In politics even a week is a lifetime. Mirabile dictu, Trump’s banishment from social media, means far less of his scattergun tweeting. His memos were rarer, his thoughts better composed. Although the media monopolized the public image of Trump, …

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VDH UltraEeyore’s Cabinet: “Cannibalism, Suicide, or What?”

Victor Davis Hanson // Private Papers Part Two Item: For the millions of Americans who lived through inflation and stagflation from 1974-1983, why would we ever wish to return to all that? We more or less avoided both the last forty years by being semi-profligate rather than whole-hog profligate. Now and then we saw a …

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VDH UltraEeyore’s Cabinet: Cannibalism, Suicide, or What?

Part One The two-parties used to have coherent, if antithetical, agendas. The Left believed foremost in equality of result (now renamed “equity”), the Right far more in an equality of opportunity. The former distrusted individuality and considered liberty problematic; the latter even more so feared government and its plan to reengineer income, and the daily …

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