North Korea

Loud + Weak = War

China and Russia are no more impressed with empty bluster today than Japan was in 1941. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The Roosevelt administration once talked loudly of pivoting to Asia to thwart a rising Japan. As a token of its seriousness, in May 1940 it moved the home port of the Seventh …

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The Existential Elephant in the ‘Christian Persecution’ Room

by Raymond Ibrahim // CBN News  Open Doors USA recently released its widely cited 2014 World Watch List—a report that highlights and ranks the 50 worst nations around the globe persecuting Christians. Share This

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Nuclear Gangbangers

Hostile countries with nuclear capabilities have the upper hand on the global police. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  The gangster state of North Korea became a nuclear power in 2006–07, despite lots of foreign aid aimed at precluding just such proliferation — help usually not otherwise accorded such a loony dictatorship. Apparently the …

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Rich, Arrogant, and Stupid

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  The modern West demonstrates a phenomenon unknown in history––unprecedented wealth, technology, and access to information combined with abject stupidity. Wisdom once known by every village explainer and cracker-barrel crank has been discarded and replaced with phony “sciences” making claims about human nature and behavior that are based on nothing …

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North Korean Mythologies

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Much of what is written about the North Korean crisis seems to me little more than fantasy. Let us examine the mythologies. Share This

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Iran’s North Korean Furture

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The idea of a nuclear Iran — and of preventing a nuclear Iran — terrifies security analysts. Share This

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Who Will Bell America?

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Remember the medieval fable about the mice that wanted their dangerous enemy, the cat, belled, but each preferred not to be the one to attempt the dangerous deed? Share This

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Obama’s Non-Triangulation

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online After the election, dozens of op-eds — I wrote one myself — cautioned the president about second-term overreach, focusing on how either hubris or simple fate has seemed to do in most modern second presidential terms. Share This

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Presidential Narcissism

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Former president Bill Clinton just appeared in a reelection television commercial for President Barack Obama. At one point, Clinton weighs in on the potential consequences of Obama’s decision to go ahead with the planned assassination of Osama bin Laden. Share This

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Iran’s Win, Win, Win Bomb

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Iran, if not stopped, will join the nuclear club, probably within two or three years. It may be stupid to try to preempt Iran; it may be even stupider not to try. Share This

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