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Fiddling America Away

The last few weeks, the world had been writing off the United States as either crazy or irrelevant as it watches America cannibalize itself. Friends tremble at our sudden decline. Enemies rejoice. Neutrals make the necessary adjustments to join the ascendant non-American side. The symptoms of our decline abroad appear everywhere. The more Joe Biden …

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Our French Revolution

We are in a Jacobin Revolution of the sort that in 1793-94 nearly destroyed France. And things are getting scary. The Democratic Party vanished sometime in 2020. It was absorbed by hard-left ideologues. They were bent on radically altering, or hijacking, existing institutions to force radical, equality-of-result agendas that otherwise do not earn majority support. …

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Who Owns the University?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness The most recent shout-down debacle at Stanford’s law school, one of many such recent sordid episodes, prompts the question: “Who owns our universities?” The law students who are in residence for three years apparently assume they embody the university. And so, they believe they represent and speak for a score …

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Civil War and Civility

In this weekend edition, take a walk through the Roman Civil Wars with Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc, a topic bookended by white America dropping out and universities beyond the Stanford model. Share This

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What Happened to Stanford?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Stanford was once one of the world’s great universities. It birthed Silicon Valley in its prime. And along with its nearby twin and rival, UC Berkeley, its brilliant researchers, and teachers helped fuel the mid-20th-century California miracle. That was then. But like the descent of California, now something has gone …

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The Many Worlds of Roger Kimball

VDH talks with Roger Kimball about his directorship of Encounter Books and The New Criterion, the craziness on campuses, and the upcoming Republican primaries. Share This

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The Twitter Files Testimonies

On this episode, listen as Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss Michael Caine’s performance in the 1964 war film Zulu, the Twitter Files hearings on Capitol Hill and the insanity of President Biden‘s $6.8 trillion proposed budget. Share This

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Are We the Byzantines?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness When Constantinople finally fell to the Ottomans on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, the Byzantine Empire and its capital had survived for 1,000 years beyond the fall of the Western Empire at Rome. Always outnumbered in a sea of enemies, the Byzantines’ survival had depended on its realist diplomacy of dividing its enemies, …

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Life Among the Ruins

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness American society is facing three existential crises not unlike those that overcame the late Roman, and a millennium later, terminal Byzantine, empires. Premodern Barbarism We are suffering an epidemic of premodern barbarism. The signs unfortunately appear everywhere. Over half a million homeless people crowd our big-city downtowns. Most know the …

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The Woke Wrecking Machine

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Almost everything that has followed from the woke mass hysteria gripping the nation since 2020 has proved disastrous. Wokeism destroys meritocracy in favor of forced equality of result—history’s prescription for civilizational decline. If we continue with the woke hiring of administrators, air traffic controllers, ground crews, pilots, and rail workers, …

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