It’s the Hypocrisy, Stupid

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Progressives go the full Jimmy Swaggart. Some concerned Democrats are worried that their party may have lost the key blue-wall states because of its elitism, manifested as disdain for Americans between the coasts. Perhaps emblematic of their worry is the strange metamorphosis of Hillary Clinton’s two presidential campaigns. In …

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You Gotta Lie

 by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review Oh! What a tangled progressive web we weave . . . Red/blue, conservative/liberal, and Republican/Democrat mark traditional American divides. But one fault line is not so 50/50 — that of the contemporary hard progressive movement versus traditional politics, values, and customs. The entire menu of race, class, and gender …

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Our Neutron Bomb Election

 by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review The shells of our institutions maybe survive the 2016 campaign, but they will be mere husks. The infamous neutron bomb was designed to melt human flesh without damaging infrastructure. Something like it has blown up lots of people in the 2016 election and left behind empty institutions. After …

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The Dream of Muslim Outreach Has Become a Nightmare

Affirming Muslim grievances has only increased the Arab world’s sense that Obama is weak.   By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would …

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Fundamentally Transformed

Have we reached a point of no return? By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Multicultural societies — from 19th-century Austria–Hungary to contemporary Iraq, Lebanon, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda — have a poor record of keeping the peace between competing tribes. They usually end up mired in nihilistic and endemic violence. The only …

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The Highways To Orlando

by Victor Davis Hanson// Defining Ideas We know what the recent terrorist attack in Orlando was not. Forty-nine people were killed and fifty-three wounded not due to the violent outburst of a right-wing zealot. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was a second-generation Afghan-American, a registered Democrat, and a fierce critic of American politics and culture. Nor …

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The Trump Nuclear Bomb

Other public figures won’t admit they agree with him — but they often quietly adopt his ideas. By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Donald Trump has a frightening habit of uttering things that many people apparently think, but would never express. And he blusters in such an off-putting and sloppy fashion that he …

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Same Old, Same Old Horror

The Orlando massacre brings up familiar lessons that we never quite learn. By Victor Davis Hanson // City Journal The aftermath of Islamist Afghan-American Omar Mateen’s murderous rampage against American gays seems disturbingly familiar, an echo of past themes that never stop playing—and lessons that never get learned. The post-911 debate over “why do they …

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