Crumbling Bastions of Left-Wing Power 13 Comments / April 14, 2022 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. Related Share This
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I’m missing his talks but I will be back soon!
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.
Respectfully Dr Hanson;
I think you may be repeatedly using the word;
when what you may actually mean is;
Really? You applying for an editor position?
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Add to the list:
Democracy in America (I must be slipping to have left it out!)
Whitman Leaves of Grass
Norton Anthology of American Poetry
50 American Short Stories
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
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!
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.)
Dear VDH, your words and many books define wisdom.
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!