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VDH UltraLeftwing Hysteria and the Art of the Psychodrama. Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson The Brawley-Sharpton legacy can help to explain these latter psychodramas like the Smollett caper and the Duke Lacrosse lies. Fabricated “racist” physical or verbal attacks on innocent people of color feed national hysteria. They are usually followed by the embarrassing truth that causes no embarrassment, much less apologies. Instead, again for the …

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VDH UltraLeftwing Hysteria and the Art of the Psychodrama. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Do we remember the Duke Lacrosse and more recently the Duke Volleyball fake news accounts? If we do, it is likely in the context that while both were fake news stories, they remain important because their falsities served as teachable moments simply because they can remind us that they could in theory …

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VDH UltraLeftwing Hysteria and the Art of the Psychodrama. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson What follows is an extended analysis of how the Left obtains power without agendas that win popular support, and how such aggrandizement inflames social relations and national unity. The progressive media—which constitute the majority of print newspapers, network news, public radio and TV, Google/Apple/Yahoo news, and the best-funded online venues—have fused with …

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VDH UltraWhat Becomes of the FBI?

Victor Davis Hanson Can the FBI be saved in its present form? Should it be disassembled, and its bureaus farmed out to other agencies? Should its headquarters be transferred to Kansas City, or maybe Fresno, Dayton, or Boise? Given its record of transgressions and lapses, would we miss its absence? Or are its Washington hierarchies …

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VDH UltraAn Inferior Present Judges a Superior Past. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson So rote, habit, and the familiar were the secret to longevity. Anything that startled the body, the constitution, was seen as an infection, something that could warp a liver or heart, disrupt a healthy homeostasis. Getting on a plane, missing a connection, stressed to find another flight, crammed on with 150 other …

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VDH UltraWords Matter: We Are Now Well Beyond Nihilism and Reaching Systems Collapse. Part II

The Governor of Oceania by Victor Davis Hanson Imagine you were governor of California. And the embattled and robbed Union Pacific railroad was threatening to curtail rail operations in and out of the largest port in the United States at Los Angeles and associated rail hubs. It complains that trains could not pass-through the city …

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VDH UltraWords Matter: We Are Now Well Beyond Nihilism and Reaching Systems Collapse. Part I

An Arrest Warrant is a “REAL” ID? by Victor Davis Hanson Apparently, the Biden administration faced a dilemma. When you let in nearly two million illegal aliens within a fiscal year, and destroy all immigration law as we know it, how do you still manage to ensure new arrivals inclusion and equity? Or more specifically, …

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