The New Last Refuge Of Scoundrels

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson famously used that line in an attack on William Pitt for supposedly advancing his agenda under warped pretenses. During the McCarthy era and the 1960s anti-war movement against Vietnam, when leftists were called unpatriotic, they offered Johnson’s line as …

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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 Fifth American War

by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review   The country is coming apart, and the advocates of radical egalitarianism are winning.   The wars between Trump, the media, the deep state, and the progressive party — replete with charges and counter-charges of scandal, collusion, and corruption — are merely symptoms of a much larger fundamental and …

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