The Fragility of Complex Societies

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Thoughts on Japan There is no more ordered, successful and humane urban society than found in Japan. Share This

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Jerry Brown, Modern Sisyphus

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services California Gov. Jerry Brown must rapidly close a $25 billion budgetary shortfall. But right now it seems almost a hopeless task since the state’s disastrous budget is a symptom, not the cause, of California’s much larger nightmare. Share This

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Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The 2008 financial crash originated with a housing bubble. Not long ago, the cheap-money policies of the Federal Reserve, the infusion of trillions of dollars in new foreign investment, and the misguided policies of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae all conspired to extend to millions of Americans lots …

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The Bloomberg Syndrome

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services After the recent Tucson, Ariz., shootings, Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, a Democrat, almost immediately and without evidence claimed that conservative anti-government speech had set off alleged killer Jared Lee Loughner. Share This

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The New Sophists

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services In classical Athens, public life became dominated by clever and smart-sounding sophists. These mellifluous “really wise guys” made money and gained influence by their rhetorical boasts to “prove” the most amazing “thinkery” that belied common sense. Share This

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Raging Against “Them”

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media It’s All Greek to Us In very un-Icelandic fashion, last week protestors in Athens tried to blow up a downtown courthouse. Share This

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