Elites

America’s Coastal Royalty

The real national divide isn’t between red and blue states. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The densely populated coastal corridors from Boston to Washington and from San Diego to Berkeley are where most of America’s big decisions are made. They remind us of two quite different Americas: one country along these coasts and …

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The World of the Coliseum

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  I woke up one morning not long ago, and noticed that the world that I was born into no longer exists. It was as if I had once lived in Republican Italy, took a nap, and awoke to the Roman Empire, AD 200. Latifundia Let me explain. All the …

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The Bay Area’s 1 Percenters

If you’re hip and liberal, your kids don’t have to go to school with the gardener’s kids. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Strip away the veneer of Silicon Valley, and it is mostly a paradox. Almost nothing is what it is professed to be. Ostensibly, communities like Menlo Park and Palo Alto are …

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Medieval Liberals

Unlike classical liberals, the liberals of today hew to doctrine in the face of the evidence. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  A classical liberal was characteristically guided by disinterested logic and reason. He was open to gradual changes in society that were frowned upon by traditionalists in lockstep adherence to custom and protocol. The …

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Obama’s Authoritarians

Mouthing Sixties-style anti-Western slogans is the way to win the president’s heart. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online There were many paradoxes left after the protests of the 1960s. One of the worst was American elites’ hypocrisy toward authoritarianism abroad. Most Americans granted that anti-Communist strongmen like Ferdinand Marcos, Augusto Pinochet, Mohammad Reza Shah …

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Liberal Apartheid

The elite mostly lead a reactionary existence of talking one way and living another. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online One of the strangest things about the modern progression in liberal thought is its increasing comfort with elitism and high style. Over the last 30 years, the enjoyment of refined tastes, both material and …

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The Glue Holding America Together

As it fragments into various camps, the country is being held together by a common popular culture. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online By a.d. 200, the Roman Republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors like Scipio or Cicero. Millions no longer spoke Latin. Italian emperors were a …

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Illegal Immigration: Elite Illiberality

The elite charm of comprehensive immigration reform. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The divide over immigration reform is not primarily a Left/Right or Democratic/Republican divide; instead, it cuts, and sharply so, across class lines. Share This

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