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Conventional wisdom proves ignorance in the presidential race

by Victor Davis Hanson//Tribune Media Services The current presidential campaign is blowing up lots of political myths. For years, the conventional lament was that the “wrong” Bush had run for president in 2000. George W. Bush was supposedly tongue-tied. He was said to be polarizing. He was derided as too much the twangy, conservative Texas …

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Tooth-Gnashing in the Republican Establishment

By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Republicans should be upbeat. They control by large margins the state legislatures and governorships. The Supreme Court is a bit more conservative than liberal. The House and Senate are both run by Republicans. President Obama, after veritably wrecking his party, has for some time scarcely polled above …

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Victor Davis Hanson is teaching a course on “Leadership, Ancient and Modern” at Hillsdale College

THE HILLSDALE COLLEGE HISTORY DEPARTMENT PRESENTS A CONSTITUTION DAY PUBLIC LECTURE Reflections on the GOP Presidential Debates and Prospects for the 2016 Election Thursday, SEPTEMBER 17 • 7:00 PM MARKEL AUDITORIUM IN THE SAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS VICTOR DAVIS HANSON   Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in …

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Pathei Mathos: What I Relearned the Last 12 Months

What doesn’t kill me, makes me sadder. by Victor Davis Hanson // PJMedia Greek tragedy often ends with a succession of personal disasters that doom an Oedipus or Ajax — apparently part of a divinely inspired nemesis (retribution) to pay back personal hubris (overweening pride). The latter flaw seems to grow and grow until fate …

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The Fall of the House of Clinton

Boys and girls, Count Victor presents a berrry, berrry scarrrrrry tale of political corruption run amok. by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media Hillary Clinton will probably survive her latest ethical disaster. James Carville — of “if you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find” fame  — …

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The Putin Way

Putin is following a blueprint that dates back to Philip of Macedon. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Nothing that Vladimir Putin has done in gobbling up territories of the former Soviet Union is new. In fact, he simply apes every tyrant’s time-honored four-step plan of aggression. INVADE, WAIT — AND INVADE From Philip …

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The Forgotten Americans

Obama’s coalition is held together only by his personal mythography. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Political analysts still are arguing over why the Democratic party was washed away in the midterm election. Since 2008, ascendant progressives had been crowing over a fresh mosaic of energized minorities, newly franchised immigrants, single young urban …

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Thank You

Thank all of you so much for your kind messages and thoughts in these difficult times. You are all the only reason that I write, and your comments have brought our family such solace in untold ways. Sincerely your friend,  Victor Davis Hanson  Share This

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Susannah Merry Hanson: Obituary

Susannah Merry Hanson Susannah Merry Hanson, age 27, passed away suddenly on November 13 in Los Angeles, California after a brief illness. She was born in Selma, California on December 31, 1986.  She is survived by her mother Cara Webb Hanson of Clovis and Santa Cruz; her father Victor Davis Hanson of Selma; her older sister …

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