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How to Weaken an Economy

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media It is not easy to ruin the American economy; doing nothing[1] usually means it repairs itself[2] and soon is healthier than before a recession. Share This

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The End of Sparta: An Excerpt

by Victor Davis Hanson As the Thebans help the freed helots build their new city of Messenê, the Argive general Epitêles decides his men are no longer needed and will head home to Argos, leaving the Thebans and Messenians to their work: Share This

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The Ancient World As It Was

by Cody Carlson The Deseret News Review of The End of Sparta by Victor Davis Hanson, Bloomsbury Press, 2011 Share This

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Occupy What?

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Playing With Fire Occupy Wall Street follows three years of sloppy presidential name-calling — “millionaires and billionaires,” slurs about Las Vegas and the Super Bowl, profit-mad, limb-lopping doctors, introspection that now is not the time for profits [1] and at some point we should cease making money, spread the wealth, punish …

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The End of Sparta: An Excerpt

Private Papers After the battle of Leuktra, and the defeat of Sparta, the Thebans parley with the Spartan general Lichas, who remains as defiant as ever: Share This

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The End of the Euro?

Good riddance to a bad idea. by Bruce S. Thornton Defining Ideas The champions of the European Union once touted it as a “bold new experiment in living” and “the best hope in an insecure age.” Share This

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Yet Another Reason to Leave the UN

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine No one familiar with the sordid history of the United Nations should be surprised at the moral idiocy recently on display in Turtle Bay, when the General Assembly cheered Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ demand for statehood despite offering Israel nothing in return. Share This

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Do We Need Politicians Who Are Smart or Virtuous?

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society “The president isn’t very bright,” Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal, an assessment that raises an important question: Is “intelligence” necessary in a president? Share This

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The Global Fairness Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Whether in the fights over the US debt limit or the rioting in Athens, the common global theme is not poverty in absolute terms, but more often fairness — as in having about the same amount of things as others do. Share This

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Liberal Frankensteins

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online This Fourth of July, what remains is the Founders’ vision of a limited government; the idea of a population united by common values, themes, and ideas; a republican form of checks-and-balances government to prevent demagoguery, factions, and tyranny of the majority; the sanctity and autonomy of the nation-state; …

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