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Our Spanish Civil War?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness From 1936 to 1939, the civil war in Spain became a European laboratory of new tactics, strategies, logistics, wartime morality, and weapons. Right-wing nationalists under General Francisco Franco finally defeated loyal supporters of an evolutionary socialist republic—but only after much of the Western world had variously weighed in. The cost …

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How America Became La La Land

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness America these last 14 months resembles a dystopia. It is becoming partly the world of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, partly the poet Homer’s land of the Lotus-Eaters. Nothing seems to be working. And no one in control seems to care. The once secure border of 2020 vanished. Two-million people have …

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Obama’s Newspeak

The meaning of works, and history itself, are malleable when it comes to our president and his record. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels 1984 and Animal Farm gave us the word “Orwellian.” That adjective reflects a vast government’s efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but …

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Obama’s Blame Game

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online We are told there are lots of reasons why borrowing $5 trillion in less than three years and federalizing healthcare have not yet restored prosperity. Share This

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Who Really Is “Anti-Science”?

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine In any national election we can depend on the usual liberal ad hominemattacks on Republicans and their candidates. Share This

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Defund the UN

by Bruce S. Thornton Defining Ideas Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has introduced in the House of Representatives the UN Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act. Share This

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Illiberal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Recently, in symbolic fashion, spectators of Mexican ancestry in Pasadena’s Rose Bowl did not merely cheer on the Mexican national soccer team in a game against the US national team — such nostalgia would be natural and understandable for recent immigrants — but went much further and also …

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The End of an Idea: Why Affirmative Action Should Stop

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media 2011, not 1970? We have had about a half-century of racial preferences and often unspoken but real quotas for hiring and admission based on racial identity. Share This

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Imprecise Language Breeds Dangerous Policy

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society In his classic essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell identified a “lack of precision” as the besetting sin of politicized writing, either through incompetence or indifference as to whether “words mean anything or not.” Share This

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