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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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Merkel Salvages Nord Stream, But Is Putin Losing Russia’s Gas Monopoly?

Please read this piece by my colleague Paul Roderick Gregory in Forbes The European Union took a first step with its February 8 vote towards turning Russia’s gas monopoly, Gazprom, from an instrument of Russian power politics into a regulated utility, deprived of its monopoly power. In an odd twist, Germany, the self-proclaimed guardian of European unity, …

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Apocalyptic Progressivism

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Instead of overcoming challenges, progressive politicians exploit them to expand government. Shortly after the 2008 election, President Obama’s soon-to-be chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, infamously declared, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” He elaborated: “What I mean by that [is] it’s an opportunity to do things …

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Beware the Law of Unintended Consequences

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Moderation and humility help politicians avoid results contrary to what they earnestly want. The mix of politics and culture is far too complex to be predictable. Even the best-laid political plans can lead to unintended consequences, both good and bad — what we sometimes call irony, nemesis, or …

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Alphabet Soup Corruption

by Victor Davis Hanson//Defining Ideas   Name a government agency or cabinet, and chances are its reputation has nosedived since 2008.  A Pew poll, which has charted public trust in the federal government over some 57 years, hit a historic low last year, with only 19% expressing confidence in Washington. Despite President Obama’s campaign promises …

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21st Century California Reverts Back to the Wild West

By Victor Davis Hanson // Works and Days by PJ Media I grew up listening to stories of turn-of-the-century rural Central California from my grandfather Rees Alonzo Davis (1890-1976). He was the third generation of the Davis family to have lived in my present house—great nephew of Daniel Rhoades, who had walked into the High …

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Aristocratic Sermonizing

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  Secretary of State John Kerry, a veritable billionaire who is not shy about acquiring carbon-consuming luxury boats, cars, and toys, and who leaves an incorrectly large carbon footprint when he engages in private travel, just gave a screed to relatively poor Share This

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An Irrelevant Middle East

Thanks to oil discoveries elsewhere, the region is losing its geostrategic clout. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Since antiquity, the Middle East has been the trading nexus of three continents — Asia, Europe, and Africa — and the vibrant birthplace of three of the world’s great religions. Share This

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The Second Oil Revolution

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The world was reinvented in the 1970s by soaring oil prices and massive transfers of national wealth. It could be again if the price of petroleum crashes — a real possibility given the amazing estimates about the new gas and oil reserves on the North American continent. Share …

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