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It’s 1968 All Over Again

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review   The United States and the world appear to be reliving the language, politics, and global instability of 1968.   Almost a half-century ago, in 1968, the United States seemed to be falling apart.   The Vietnam War, a bitter and close presidential election, antiwar protests, racial riots, …

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Allegations of Foreign Election Tampering Have Always Rung Hollow

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Blaming foreign influence on an election loss has become a habitual practice for unsuccessful presidential candidates, but such allegations have never rung true. On her current book tour, Hillary Clinton is still blaming the Russians (among others) for her unexpected defeat in last year’s presidential election. She remains sold …

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What We Remember on Memorial Day

The obligation to honor the war dead has often conflicted with the need to make distinctions among them and their causes. By Victor Davis Hanson// Wall Street Journal A few years ago I was honored to serve briefly on the American Battle Monuments Commission, whose chief duty is the custodianship of American military cemeteries abroad. …

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Bomb, Occupy, or Neither?

Blowing apart a problem for a while is different from ending it for good. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Wars usually end only when the defeated aggressor believes it would be futile to resume the conflict. Lasting peace follows if the loser is then forced to change its political system into something …

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What Does Romney Really Think About Vietnam?

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine Mitt Romney recently said something on Fox News Sunday that raises questions about his understanding of history and its pertinence for foreign policy. In the course of talking about the war in Iraq and the “lessons learned” from that conflict and its “errors,” Romney responded to a question about an incident from his …

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