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The Strangest Thing About ‘Semi-Fascist’ Trump

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness For the Left, Donald Trump is synonymous with “fascism” (or “semi-fascism,” as Joe Biden put it the other day). And for Liz Cheney and most of the NeverTrumpers, he remains an existential threat to democracy. But to quantify those charges, what exactly has Trump done extralegally—as opposed to his bombast …

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Why Merrick Garland Is Losing the People

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday held a belated press conference to explain that he had personally approved the FBI’s raid of Donald Trump’s Florida residence to seize documents deemed U.S. government property. A clearly agitated and nervous Garland sought to exude confidence in the raid. He went on to heatedly defend …

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Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness For 120 days in summer 2020, violent protesters destroyed some $2 billion in property and injured 1,500 police officers in riots that led to over 35 deaths. Because blue-state mayors and governors saw BLM and Antifa instigators as useful street soldiers, most of those arrested were never tried in court. …

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The Subordinate Citizen

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness I recently led a group of about 100 citizens to tour Israel for nearly two weeks. Before returning to the United States, all participants had to indicate their vaccination status and take a COVID-19 test for reentry. Anxieties swept the group as Israeli testers swabbed them. Anyone testing positive would …

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The New Disinformationists

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness The Biden Administration feels that it must now use federal resources to attack “disinformation.” So the Department of Homeland Security recently announced the creation of a “disinformation governance board.” The board’s executive director, Nina Jankowicz, at least has clear qualifications for the post. She previously had spread false rumors on social …

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Overseas Contingency Operations and Such

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  On the occasion of the outreach from Iran, and the embarrassment in Syria, it is wise to remember why and how our leaders became so inept at dealing with Islamists. Share This

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Obama’s Watergates

Denial, evasion, “Let me be perfectly clear”–is this 2013 or 1973? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The truth about Benghazi, the Associated Press/James Rosen monitoring, the IRS corruption, the NSA octopus, and Fast and Furious is still not exactly known. Almost a year after the attacks on our Benghazi facilities, we are only now learning …

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Revolutionary Tribunals

Our courts have too often become expressions of the popular will. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online In ancient Athens, popular courts of paid jurors helped institutionalize fairness. If a troublemaker like Socrates was thought to be a danger to the popular will, then he was put on trial for inane charges like “corrupting …

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Lies Subvert Demovracy

Obama and his team have subverted the government they pledged to serve. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Truth is the lifeblood of democracy. Without honesty, the foundations of consensual government crumble. Share This

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Sophocles in Benghazi

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media What separated the great Athenian tragedian Sophocles from dozens of his contemporaries — now mere names attached to fragments and quotations — were his unmatched characters, an Ajax, Antigone, or Oedipus whose proverbially fatal flaws ultimately led to their own self-destruction. Share This

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