It Stopped Making Sense: Radicalizing the University

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about protests as a class thing, faculty being as immature as students, universities as propaganda zones, a new approach to US immigration, and the new Left’s inception with the Obama administration.

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5 thoughts on “It Stopped Making Sense: Radicalizing the University”

  1. James Wernecke

    With all the depressing news today, I truly believe the best way to keep calm is listen to VICTOR David Hansen, and his commentary on the ongoing issues of the day. His relaxed approach and manner lets me keep ties on the events of the day without losing my mind at all this craziness taking place. If I were president I would not sentence him to a cabinet position but would seek his counsel and hope he would offer it.

  2. Another terrific discussion between VDH and Jack.
    Thank you.

    The description of the professional class of teachers, too often found in the crowds of rioters, and their tender yet vociferous students, all holders of PhDs and master degrees put a new face on our current problems. “Educated children” fits them ingenuously to a “T”. They do need some physical labor to introduce them to life outside their dainty bubble. Perhaps a couple years of service labor prior to entering a graduate program would be appropriate.

    IF we are able to get a decent President in November with a decent AG, etc., university tenure along with endowment that is currently not taxed, needs to be tweaked to bring reality to the formerly untouchable towers of higher education across the Nation. Their stunning ignorance actually harms the country.

  3. I didn’t vote for Obama, but I was still naive enough to believe “Oh well, at least race relations should continue to improve even more with his election.” Ha! Relations got and continued to get increasingly worse, and the truth of who Obama truly was becoming apparent. He was a stealth candidate, all negatives buried or covered over in a tidal wave of media adoration. I tried to tell friends that he had become the worst President of my lifetime (until his sock puppet VP came along of course) but they were by and large enthralled with his “grace and articulation”. Thanks VDH for being one of the few in media to trace our present woes back to the source. He was a disaster for this country. But, on the other hand, I have to give it to him: he was the most gifted teleprompter reader ever to hold the office. The upward stare and pause as he gathered his thoughts that were already scrolled up on the screen was my favorite move.

  4. I appreciated the discussion of the cemeteries that you have visited. My wife and I visited France in 2019 and followed the tank tracks of the 714th tank battalion of the 12th Armored division. Her dad was a tanker and survived nine months in France and Germany. We visited three of the European Cemeteries in France, the Normandy Cemetery with its 9,388 graves, the Loraine Cemetery at St. Avold with its 10,489 graves (from battles around Arracourt and the taking of Metz) and Epinal Cemetery near Epinal, France with its 5,255 graves (from fighting around Strasbourg). The latter two cemeteries were more meaningful and moving for us because her dad had comrades buried there. The caretaker at Epinal told us very few Americans visit the two because they are off the beaten path.

  5. Mark F. I enjoyed your comments on the cemeteries in Normandy and Belgium. My wife and I took a trip in August 2019, following the tank tracks that her father made while assigned to the 714 Tank Battalion of the 12th Armored Division. The 12th was assigned first with the 7th Army then with the 3rd Army, and finally finished with the 7th Army. Fortunately, my father-in-law survived. During this trip we visited three of the cemeteries in France, Normandy, Loraine and Epinal. Normandy, with its 9388 graves. was very crowded, as you aluded to. The Loraine Cemetery in St. Avold was very humbling and awe inspiring. These soldiers (10,489 graves) lost their lives while fighting in and around Metz as well as the largest armored battle (Arracourt Battle) until the Battle of the Bulge. The Epinal American Cemetery near Epinal was the site of 5,252 graves. These soldiers lost their lives in the. fighting around Strasbourg and southern Germany from November, 1944 to May of 1945. Both of the last two cemeteries had comrades of my wife’s father buried there, which made the experience very meaningful. We talked to the staff member in charge at Epinal and he told us that very few Americans visit these last two cemeteries, because they are off the beaten path. The days we visited, there were a half dozen cars at Loraine and only one other car at Epinal. Visiting these cemeteries was one of the highlights or our trip.

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