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‘Science,’ They Said

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking.  In empirical fashion scientists advised us to examine evidence and data, and then by induction come to rational hypotheses. The enemies of “science” were politics, superstition, bias, and deduction.  Yet we are now returning to our version of medieval alchemy …

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VDH UltraHistorian’s Corner: Some Mythologies of World War II: Part Four:

One-Dimensional Versus Global War If in 1939–41, Moscow had sent Nazi Germany huge deliveries of cereals, wheat, soybeans, 100,000 tons of cotton, nearly a million tons of oil and ores and minerals essential to German industry, it would be unable to divert some of such aid to its new friends in its new fight against …

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When There Were Giants: Three Great Classicists

Victor Davis Hanson The New Criterion October 2021 Classics is not just an abstraction of values, legacies, literature, and history. Whether it comes alive or stays moribund in the modern age hinges on the success or failure of classicists in the classroom, in public fora, and in print. In that context, classics has suffered a …

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Wokeness: An Evil of Our Age

Victor Davis HansonAmerican Greatness History is replete with examples of nations, successful and not-so-successful alike, that abruptly committed suicide.  The ancient polis of Corcyra devoured itself in a bloody conflict as a collective madness took hold of the island city-state during the Peloponnesian War.  The Jacobins in 1793 hijacked the French Revolution and turned a …

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What Made Them Do Their Duty?

Victor Davis Hanson City Journal Autumn 2001 From the very first moments of the World Trade Center horror, the valor and élan of New York’s firemen, together with that of the city’s police and emergency forces, have transfixed the whole nation—especially us in rural America who rarely see the real Gotham. Danger was nothing to …

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Recall the California Ideology

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness California once was run by alternating conservatives and mostly centrist Democrats. True, paleo-liberal governors like Pat Brown greatly expanded the welfare state. But they also believed in pushing integration, building freeways, dams, aqueducts, and power plants, while preventing forest fires, directing the mentally ill into state hospitals, and ensuring …

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Ukraine Finds Cold Comfort In White House

An article by my Hoover colleague Dr. Paul Gregory in Defining Ideas In the United States’ perennial quest for allies who share goals and contribute their fair share toward security, Ukraine is an exceptional bargain. This was perhaps the most important message that President Volodymir Zelenskiy carried with him to Washington last week in his …

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Biden and the Left-wing Standard of Attacking the President

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness As Joe Biden entered office in January 2021, there still roared a left-wing revolution, a woke madness spreading through popular culture and Congress, much of which he indirectly has aided and abetted. It has redefined not just politics but the rules of the presidency. And the eventual casualty of …

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