Crumbling Bastions of Left-Wing Power

Listen in as Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler analyze French politics, California’s ban of official travel to Florida, non-enforcement of Title 42, nukes and national strategy, Elon Musk, and the Jan-6th investigation.

Share This

13 thoughts on “Crumbling Bastions of Left-Wing Power”

  1. Gareth D. Noren

    Victor, There are no words that can describe your brilliance. All things considered, the (hollow) left’s assault on commercial/personal transport will be it’s demise within this maelstrom of horrid actions. Btw as classmates UCSC 1976 (then CPT, USA) we often talked. My vigil continues as a DAC in the Pacific.

  2. Respectfully Dr Hanson;
    I think you may be repeatedly using the word;
    Commiserate;
    when what you may actually mean is;
    Commensurate?
    JH
    Ojai, Ca

    1. thebaron@enter.net

      He said, “lacksadaisical”, too. I just consider it dialect. Like when George W. Bush said, “nucular”. Leftists howled that he was stupid, but it’s just regional dialect.

  3. Victor: Your knowledge of the classics, military history, and current events is unmatched and I am glad a found a voice of reason in the wilderness of the world. Perhaps what’s most refreshing is that you are humble and keep things simple for us deplorables. I also like that you can make fun of yourself and have a sense of humor for being an over the hill 68 year old guy. Keep the Knowledge coming unti you can’t.

  4. Hello Mr Hanson.
    Thank you for bringing clarity to the current issues.
    I was wondering if you could please tell us what you believe are the essentials we need to know in order to be a good and knowledgeable citizen.

    1. I’m no Victor, but I had a superb New England education and taught h.s. seniors for 12 years in CA and TX.

      Declaration of Independence
      Constitution of the United States
      Federalist Papers
      Madison’s Notes on the Constitutional Convention
      Thoreau’s Walden and Civil Disobedience
      Emerson’s Divinity School Address
      Lincoln Douglas Debates
      Lincoln’s 1st and 2nd Inaugural and Gettysburg Address
      The Life of Fredrick Douglass
      Up From Slavery
      The Souls of Black Folk
      King: I have a Dream, Letter From a Birmingham Jail

      Extra Credit: Locke’s Second Treatise on Government, Hume’s Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Montesquieu’s Spirit of The Laws, Of Plymouth Plantation, Winthrop’s Arabella Sermon, Edward’s Religious Affections or the Yale Edwards Reader.

      Fiction: The Scarlet Letter, Little Women, Moby Dick, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, East of Eden, Grapes of Wrath, The Damnation of Theron Ware, The Red Badge of Courage, The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and The Sea, A Good Man is Hard to Find, Dune, Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Huckleberry Finn, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible

      1. Add to the list:
        Democracy in America (I must be slipping to have left it out!)

        Poetry:
        Whitman Leaves of Grass
        Longfellow Evangeline
        Norton Anthology of American Poetry

        Fiction:
        50 American Short Stories
        Asimov Foundation
        Catcher in the Rye
        A Separate Peace
        Faulkner (take your pick)

        Non-American Extra Credit:
        Friedrich Nietzsche Geneology of Morals
        Karl Marx Communist Manifesto
        Sigmund Freud Civilization and its Discontents
        Charles Darwin Origin of Species
        Huxley’s Brave New World
        Orwell Animal Farm
        The Brothers Karamozov
        The Gulag Archipelago

      2. I’m familiar with almost all the literature you listed.

        And I hereby award you one million style points for including Starship Troopers. Well done, sir!

        1. Thanks! I owe my army chaplain friend for Starship Troopers. What books did I leave out that should really make the list? (Wife says “Hobbes’ Leviathan” -she’s better read in American political thought and lit than I am.)

  5. VDH thank you for talking about Jan 6th. I truly thought I was going crazy. Your analysis bolstered and added to what I’ve been quietly thinking for over a year.

    Questioning why the Dem’s investigation has been
    so limited and one sided shouldn’t be fodder for cancellation.

    Thank you so much!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.