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Victor Davis Hanson Show

Free Speech and Its Discontents

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about an Academic Freedom Conference at Stanford, classical v. therapeutic education, racism in San Francisco and modern anti-Semitism. Share This

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The New Inquisition

by Victor Davis Hanson // Tribune Content Agency  What if you believed that the planet might not have warmed up the last two decades, even though carbon emissions reached all-time highs? Or, if the earth did heat up, you thought that it was not caused by human activity? Or, if global warming were the fault …

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The Idol of Equality

To put equality ahead of liberty is to war against human nature. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  “There is, in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality which excites men to wish all to be powerful and honored. This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but …

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Storming Embassies, Killing Ambassadors, and ‘Smart’ Diplomacy

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The attacks on the US embassy yesterday in Cairo and the storming of the American consulate in Libya, where the US ambassador was murdered along with three staff members — and the initial official American reaction to the mayhem — are all reprehensible, each in their own way. …

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A Dangerous Verdict in New Jersey

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine New Jersey jury on Friday convicted a Rutgers freshman of “bias intimidation,” among several other charges. Share This

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Ibrahim, Fighting for Free Speech

Raymond Ibrahim 1, CAIR o (by KO) by Jamie Glazov FrontPage Magazine Frontpage Interview’s guest is Raymond Ibrahim, associate director of the Middle East Forum, author of The Al Qaeda Reader, and editor of FPM’s new section on Muslim Persecution of Christians. Share This

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Memo to the General: Free Speech Doesn’t Kill People, Jihadists Kill People

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society Citizen control of the military is one of the most important foundations of political freedom. Rather than an instrument of a powerful autocrat or king, the army in a republic serves the collective interests, security, and policies of the state as determined by the citizens through the …

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Running Scared of Islam

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society One of Broadway’s big hits this season is the musical The Book of Mormon, a creation of the scatological geniuses behind the cartoon South Park. As one would expect, the show is “blasphemous, scurrilous and more foul-mouthed than David Mamet on a blue streak,” as the New York Times put it, …

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Free Men Have Free Tongues

by Bruce S. Thornton Every time a crazy person perpetrates irrational mayhem, we immediately start demanding explanations that gratify our ideological assumptions. For liberals, something in the environment drives people to such acts. Share This

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