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The Left Failing Or The People Disenchanted

 Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler examine our elites and elite culture, the Left’s options for 2024, Pelosi’s US-China diplomacy, and why we expect little Left defense of Salman Rushdie. Share This

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Obama’s Foreign Policy: Enemy Action

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  It’s often hard to determine whether a series of bad policies results from stupidity or malicious intent. Occam’s razor suggests that the former is the more likely explanation, as conspiracies assume a high degree of intelligence, complex organization, and secrecy among a large number of people, qualities that usually …

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The Pentagon’s Bow to Islamic Extremism

by Raymond Ibrahim // RaymondIbrahim.com  “Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs. It’s a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion,” said a recent report. This new relaxation of rules for Muslims comes at a time when the FBI …

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Ignoring History: The Folly of Our Iran Pact

Dictatorships abandon treaties when they become inconvenient. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  According to our recently proposed treaty with the Iranian government, Iran keeps much of its nuclear program while agreeing to slow its path to weapons-grade enrichment. The Iranians also get crippling economic sanctions lifted.  Share This

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Obama’s Munich

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  The interim agreement negotiated by the Security Council and Germany with Iran is a serious advance toward what Winston Churchill called the Munich agreement: “a total and unmitigated defeat” and a “disaster of the first magnitude.” Nothing in the agreement guarantees that Iran will fulfill its promises, or that inspectors will be allowed …

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Peace for Our Time

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The Iranian agreement comes not in isolation, unfortunately. The Syrian debacle instructed the Iranians that the Obama administration was more interested in announcing a peaceful breakthrough than actually achieving it. Share This

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The Double-Dealing Middle East Is Double-Dealt

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Boo-hoo, Middle East About every day or so, a throat-clearing Middle East pundit weighs in to warn us of the Obama’s administration’s dereliction of traditional American engagement. They rightly lament “lead from behind” in Libya. After Benghazi, Libya has turned into something like Somalia. Far more are dying there …

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Netanyahu’s Necessary Crankiness

We can afford to be overly optimistic about Iran, but Israel can’t. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  So far, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations — only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone …

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What Iran Is Asking Us to Believe

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  To believe in the current Iranian, post-Syrian peace initiative, we would have to believe that the Iranian theocracy concedes, in a stunning Qaddafi-like turn-around, that its decade-long effort to obtain nuclear weapons was a terrible strategic mistake that earned it only ostracism and crippling sanctions that have no …

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President Rouhani and Peace Studies

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  There is a long history of foreign authoritarians channeling left-wing talking points when they appeal to an American audience, apparently on the theory that they score points against the American establishment. Share This

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