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VDH UltraSigns of Decay, Fears of Decline. Part Four

Victor Davis Hanson Broken things are a sign of decay and decline. The proverbial Third-World hotel room, and I know it too well, is a mishmash of broken water fixtures and light switches, non-working alarm clocks, and blinds that don’t close—aside from inoperable air conditioners, refrigerators, and heaters. I once tried to turn on the …

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VDH UltraSigns of Decay, Fears of Decline. Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson Another sign of decline is the weaponization and politicization of institutions. Decadent societies indict their former leaders upon leaving offices. Those in power sic federal agencies on their opponents. In turn, bureaucrats become agents of those in power, as if in private service—like laptop suppression, diary retrieval, performance-art raiding and arresting, or …

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VDH UltraOssified Americana. Part Four

Victor Davis Hanson The FBI (Continued) How, then, do we alter the FBI to save it from itself? 1. Choice One: Move the entire headquarters to Kansas City or Laramie or Oklahoma City. There would be far less incestuous media/political/bureaucratic marriages, lobbying, and consulting, and far less opportunity for cocktail-hour networking, plotting, profiting, and cajoling. …

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VDH UltraOssified Americana. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Here are a few institutions that have quite outlived their age. Tribal Graduations Consider 40 percent of California’s population now identifies as Latino, predominately Mexican American. Fifty percent of current BAs in the California State University system this year were awarded to self-described Latinos. That paradox brings up the question, why are …

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VDH UltraThe Existential Lies They Asked Us to Believe. Part Four

Victor Davis Hanson About $40 million and 22 months later, after the birth of the “Russian collusion” special counsel, Robert Mueller shrugged that he found no proof of “collusion.” No matter, James Clapper still claimed that Donald Trump was a veritable “Russian asset,” despite being tougher on Vladimir Putin than both the Bush and Obama …

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VDH UltraThe Existential Lies They Asked Us to Believe. Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson We were told by Dr. Fauci that no way, no how did the coronavirus originate as a gain-in-function, engineered virus in the Wuhan Level 4 Lab. Few believed that—given there were no prior examples of Covid-infected animals prior to human cases. And the Chinese government had stonewalled all investigations of the original …

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