How to Make Sense of an Incoherent America

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The United States can be quite an incoherent place at times. Here are a few examples. Diversity Sometime in the 1990s the growing contradictions of affirmative action in a multiracial society became problematic. Ethnic ancestry was often neither easily identifiable nor readily commensurate with class status, and …

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The Scorching of California

How Green extremists made a bad drought worse by Victor Davis Hanson // City Journal  In mid-December, the first large storms in three years drenched California. No one knows whether the rain and snow will continue—only that it must last for weeks if a record three-year drought, both natural and man-made, is to end. In …

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Crimes of Exactly What?

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJMedia The recent unfortunate shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and its violent aftermath seem to have had everything and nothing to do with race.  Brown was black and unarmed and the officer white; but it is equally true that the 292-pound Brown likely committed a number of crimes …

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A Quiet Mediterranean?

An unusual calm for history’s constant cauldron. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online From the deck of a ship on the Mediterranean, the islands that pass by appear as calm as the weather. Huge yachts, not warships, are docked in island ports. I haven’t seen a naval officer in ten days. But it …

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Egalitarian Grandees 

If you’re loudly green, you can have a carbon footprint the size of Godzilla’s. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Charting liberal hypocrisy is now old hat. From academia to the Sierra Club, elite progressives expect to live lives that are quite different from what they envision for the less sophisticated. No one …

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Western Cultural Suicide

We are blind to the contradictions in welcoming an immigrant but not making him one of us. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Multiculturalism — as opposed to the notion of a multiracial society united by a single culture — has become an abject contradiction in the modern Western world. Share This

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Culture Still Matters

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Last week I led a military-history tour on the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam. You can learn a lot about Europe’s current economic crises by ignoring the sophisticated barrage of news analysis and instead just watching, listening, and talking to people as you go down river. …

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Weaponized Romanticism

by Craig Bernthal Private Papers At the beginning of the 20th century, T. E. Hulme, in his great essay “Romanticism v. Classicism” defined Romanticism as “spilt religion.” Share This

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