Elites

Elites and The Lobster Bucket

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler in a conversation about Biden’s prospects in 2024, our wayward elites, victims of communism, and Boris Johnson’s policy for farms. We need to re-evaluate leadership in America. Share This

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The Subordinate Citizen

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness I recently led a group of about 100 citizens to tour Israel for nearly two weeks. Before returning to the United States, all participants had to indicate their vaccination status and take a COVID-19 test for reentry. Anxieties swept the group as Israeli testers swabbed them. Anyone testing positive would …

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Elites’ Sacrificial Victims

When your goal is to save the planet, you can’t worry about who may get hurt. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Why do our well-meaning elites so often worry about humanity in the abstract rather than the real effects of their cosmic ideologies on the majority? The dream of universal health coverage trumped …

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Illiberal Liberalism

The left’s disdain for ordinary Americans has deep historical roots. by Bruce S. Thornton // Defining Ideas  During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama let slip his disdain for the middle-class when he explained his lack of traction among such voters. “It’s not surprising then,” Obama said, “that they get bitter, they cling to guns or …

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Mr. Farrow and the Obama Syndrome

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  Young, charismatic, good-looking, hip, and glib are all superficial traits that supposedly cerebral liberal elites have a bad habit of believing trump experience, knowledge, humility, and what the Greeks called pathei mathos, learning through requisite pain. Once someone is acclaimed as a liberal prodigy by elites, stamped with the …

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Class Warfare, An American Tradition

We are no more partisan today than we were at the nation’s founding. by Bruce S. Thornton // Defining Ideas  Are we more “polarized” and “partisan” than we were in the past? Political commentators think so. In a recentAtlantic profile, conservative pollster Frank Luntz attributed his cynicism about American politics to the unprecedented polarization of the American …

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Meet the Richerals

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media The new millennium has also given us a new American profile — the hip richeral. Richerals are, of course, well off. But they are even more cool and liberal. The two facts are not so much incompatible, as complementary. For some, big money allows three things: wealth’s cocoon enables …

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Aristocratic Sermonizing

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  Secretary of State John Kerry, a veritable billionaire who is not shy about acquiring carbon-consuming luxury boats, cars, and toys, and who leaves an incorrectly large carbon footprint when he engages in private travel, just gave a screed to relatively poor Share This

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A Beat-up, Exhausted, and Terrified Republican Establishment

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  On almost every contemporary issue there is a populist, middle-class argument to be made against elite liberalism. Yet the Republican class in charge seems ossified in its inability to make a counter-argument for the middle class. Never has the liberal agenda been so vulnerable, a logical development when bad …

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