The Internet Executioner

by Victor Davis Hanson Defining Ideas Image credit: Barbara Kelley   In the pre-Internet age, newspaper and television reporters would need clearance from their nosy managing editors to investigate a breaking scandal or firing. Additional journalists then would go to work uncovering facts and details. There were, to be sure, feeding frenzies and misinformation in the …

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Cruelty and Sexual Harassment

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Read the original article here.  Civilization does not cure men of malice, especially when there are no repercussions for bad behavior. Observers look for some sort of common denominator that would make sense of the daily news blasts of nonconsensual sexual escapades of media, political, and Hollywood celebrities. No …

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Trump’s Fate

by Victor Davis Hanson Originally published at the National Review. Read the original article here.  Plenty of people in ‘flyover’ country like not only Trump’s message — and actions — but also Trump, the loudmouth messenger. The political verdict seems out on Trump’s current political future. His supporters have won four special congressional elections. Yet, …

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Let Down at the Top

by Victor Davis Hanson//National Review   Our Baby Boomer elites, mired in excess and safe in their enclaves, have overseen the decay of our core cultural institutions.   Since the Trojan War, generations have always trashed their own age in comparison to ages past. The idea of fated decadence and decline was a specialty of …

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Status Quo Blues

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   The public is turning away from the institutions that used to unite Americans — the NFL, mainstream news, late-night TV, movies . . .   The familiar cultural order of the last half-century is crumbling — partly because of larger forces beyond its control, partly from self-inflicted wounds, …

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The Progressive Octopus

Politics lost, culture won. By Victor Davis Hanson National Review It is the best and worst of times for progressives and liberals. Politically, their obsessions with identity politics and various racial and gender -isms and -ologies have emasculated the Democratic party: loss of governorships, state legislatures, the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the Supreme …

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The Strange Case of Confederate Cool

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Leftists love Johnnie Reb in movies and songs. But statues? Not so much. How exactly did the Left romanticize the Lost Cause Confederacy, and by extension its secession and efforts to preserve slavery? To use a shopworn phrase, “It’s complicated.” Share This

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Brawn in an Age of Brains

Does physical labor have a future? By Victor Davis Hanson City Journal Those who would never stoop to paint their own houses gladly expend far more energy sweating at the gym. During the decline in physical-labor jobs over the last 50 years, an entire compensating industry has grown up around physical fitness. As modern work …

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What Is the Alternative to Trump Derangement?

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review If they weren’t trying to destroy the president, Democrats would have to focus on an agenda most Americans don’t support. By 1968, voters had tired of the failed Great Society of Lyndon Johnson. Four year later, the 1972 Nixon reelection re-emphasized that a doubled-down McGovern liberalism was even less …

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