America’s Decline

American Paralysis and Decline

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness “We can bear neither our diseases nor their remedies.” So shrugged the ancient historian Livy (59 B.C.- A.D. 17) of the long decline of Roman national character that, in his age, finally ended the Roman Republic. Like a patient whose medicine proves worse than the disease, Livy lamented that the …

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2024—America’s Year of Living Dangerously

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Lame-duck presidencies, especially in the last six months of their final term, in general can offer opportunities for America’s enemies to take advantage of a perceived vacuum as one government transitions to the next. But these normal changeover months are especially dangerous when a perceived weak or appeasing lame-duck president …

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A Culture in Collapse

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness In the last six months, we have borne witness to many iconic moments evidencing the collapse of American culture. The signs are everywhere and cover the gamut of politics, the economy, education, social life, popular culture, foreign policy, and the military. These symptoms of decay share common themes. Our descent …

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2024—the Year of our Reckoning

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness We should remember the now modern proverb of Nixon-era economic advisor Herb Stein to the effect that what cannot go on (without destroying the nation), simply will not go on. In some sense, the country for recent years has been cruising on the fumes from prior and likely better wiser …

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The American Experience Gone and European Left’s Experiments Gone Awry?

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about the polls that show Americans believe the American dream in decline, trouble for the Left in supporting murderers and attacking their own, Newsom-Desantis debate impending, California’s decline is self-imposed, Europeans see their anti-Western experiments are doomed, and the Roman emperor Elagabalus, a transexual …

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Premodern Diversity Vs. Civilizational Unity

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Few Romans in the late decades of their 5th-century AD empire celebrated their newfound “diversity” of marauding Goths, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Huns, and Vandals. These tribes en masse had crossed the unsecured Rhine and Danube borders to harvest Roman bounty without a care about what had created it. Their agendas were …

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Is the Left Happy That They Got Their Wish?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness America has been in a veritable cultural revolution since the 1960s. Nearly all our major institutions finally became woke—the administrative state, traditional and social media, universities, K-12, the corporate boardroom, entertainment, professional sports, and the foundations. So the Obama and the Biden administrations finally seemed to have achieved their aims, …

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Post-Postmodern America

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness When the progressive woke revolution took over traditional America, matters soon reached the level of the ridiculous. Take the following examples of woke craziness and hypocrisy, perhaps last best witnessed during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. The Biden administration from its outset wished to neuter immigration law. It sought to alter …

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What the Left Did to Our Country

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness In the last 20 years, the Left has boasted that it has gained control of most of America institutions of power and influence—the corporate boardroom, media, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, the administrative state, academia, foundations, social media, entertainment, professional sports, and Hollywood. With such support, between 2009-17, Barack Obama was …

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