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VDH UltraCruel, Demented, or Incompetent? Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson Historian’s Corner Inflation Does President Biden deliberately invite inflation? Is it some sort of cruel Jacobin redistribution scheme? As inflation roars, those of the middle class on fixed incomes or with modest passbook accounts lose 5-7 percent of their money per year. What are they supposed to do with their life-savings of $50,000–$100,000? …

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VDH UltraCruel, Demented, or Incompetent? Part Two

Victor Davis HansonHistorian’s Corner Afghanistan How does one destroy Afghanistan in a matter of days? How could anyone just abandon a new $1 billion embassy, a huge $300 million refitted Bagram air base, and $50-70 billion in military equipment to the Taliban? How could a president virtually destroy U.S. deterrence at a time when Russia …

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VDH UltraCruel, Demented, or Incompetent? Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Historian’s Corner Critics of the Biden administration have a difficult time assessing motive, given the inexplicable suicidal nature of Biden’s chaotic policies. How could a kind, sane, or capable man do such things since January 20, 2021? Americans know the effects of his disastrous first 14 months but argue over the causes for …

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VDH UltraWalking the Ukrainian Tightrope. Part Three, 8-10.

Victor Davis HansonHistorian’s Corner 8. History. It is critical to cite historical exempla. So by all means we need to learn of the tortured 500-year relationship between Ukraine and Russia. Remind us that Army Group South slaughtered 5-million Russians, including somewhere between 500,000 to 1 million Ukrainians during Operation Barbarossa. Do not forget Erich von …

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VDH UltraWalking the Ukrainian Tightrope. Part Two, 5-7.

Victor Davis HansonHistorian’s Corner Here are three more paradoxes and pitfalls to be avoided in the Ukraine War. 5. Zelensky has a right to feel furious that he cannot stop the aerial bombardment of his nation, and the ease so far with which Russian missiles and bombs flatten his cities. It may indeed be wise …

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VDH UltraWalking the Ukrainian Tightrope. Part One, 1-4.

Victor Davis Hanson Historian’s Corner We hear daily dozens of Ukrainian war contradictions. One news show seems at odds on the war with the one following it—which is healthy. Corrupt CNN suddenly believes it is George Patton. MSNBC sounds like Uncle Billy Sherman marching through Georgia, furious that we are not triggering World War III …

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VDH UltraFrom Appeasement to No-Fly-Zones in a Blink of an Eye—Or Why the Left is Furiously Flipping and Flopping—Part Two.

Victor Davis HansonHistorian’s Corner C. Analysis. So why is the Left Saber-rattling? There are four choices, and they are not mutually exclusive: The Left knows that Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden serially appeased Putin. They privately accept that his invasion of Ukraine is a manifestation of their own efforts that weakened U.S. deterrence that …

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VDH UltraThe Liberal Left: From Appeasement to No-Fly-Zones in a Blink of an Eye—Part One.

Victor Davis HansonHistorian’s Corner A. The Record of Leftwing Appeasement Consider the following. From 2009 until the recent present, the Left did the following: Appeased Vladimir Putin with “reset.” This included both the relevant laxity toward Russia—inviting Russia into the Middle East, bringing it into the Iran Nuclear Deal discussions, the Obama hot mic revelation, …

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