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Anarchy, American-Style

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness The 1960s revolution was both anarchic and nihilist. But it was waged against—not from—the establishment. Hippies and the Left either attacked institutions or, in Timothy Leary fashion, chose to “turn on, tune in, drop out” from them. The current revolution is much different—and far more dangerous—for at least three reasons. The Establishment Is …

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Reckless Reparations Reckoning

The last time racial reparations made the major news was on the eve of September 11, 2001 attacks. The loss of 3,000 Americans, which for a time fueled a new national unity, quickly dispelled the absurdities of the reparation movement, and turned our attention toward more existential issues. Now the idea is back in vogue …

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Landmines and Legacies

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson talk with cohost Sami Winc about the Biden files and Hunter scams, reparations in San Francisco, two new liberal arts universities, and MLK’s legacy. Share This

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Standards, Identity Politics, and COVID

Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about the falling standards in our universities, Michelle Obama leading them to identity politics as failure, and COVID lessons learned and unlearned. Share This

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The Baleful Cargo of Woke Diversity Worship

What do all our notable fabricators—George Santos, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama—have in common? Well, quite like the Ward ChurchilIs or Rachel Dolezals of the world, one way or another, they lied about their identities. Or they sought fraudulent ways of suggesting their ancestries were marginalized. Or they had claims on being victims on …

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Masks and Mimes of Politics

Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler take on Stanford University’s forbidden words and woke-ism in education broadly, the anti-woke “liberals” now Neo-Conservatives, and immigration. Share This

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Peaking Through Fingers: A Look at the Decline of Education

 Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler explore Japan’s new defense strategy, and Harvard’s Roland Fryer and Cornell’s students-against-grades in an anatomy of the woke destruction of the university. They finish with a short history of the Battle of the Bulge. Share This

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Are Universities Doomed?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness In a famous exchange in the The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway wrote: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.” “Gradually” and “suddenly” applies to higher education’s implosion. During the 1990s “culture wars” universities were warned that their chronic tuition hikes above the rate of inflation were …

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Two Antithetical Billionaires

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Before the midterm November elections, Sam Bankman-Fried was a left-wing billionaire heartthrob. He properly grew up on the Stanford campus, where his parents were well-known left-wing activist law professors. He went to a tony prep school and on to MIT. Bankman-Fried mocked society’s bourgeois capitalist conventions by dressing and looking …

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