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The World of the Coliseum

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  I woke up one morning not long ago, and noticed that the world that I was born into no longer exists. It was as if I had once lived in Republican Italy, took a nap, and awoke to the Roman Empire, AD 200. Latifundia Let me explain. All the …

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The Glue Holding America Together

As it fragments into various camps, the country is being held together by a common popular culture. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online By a.d. 200, the Roman Republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors like Scipio or Cicero. Millions no longer spoke Latin. Italian emperors were a …

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The Stagnant Mediterranean

Socialism and Islamism don’t foster a climate of economic growth and security. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online From the heights of Gibraltar you can see Africa about nine miles away to the south — and gaze eastward on the seemingly endless Mediterranean, which stretches 2,400 miles to Asia.  Share This

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Persecution Myth? How the Present Explains the Past

by Raymond Ibrahim Originally published by World Magazine One of the traditional purposes for studying History has been to learn from it, to see how past events can shed light on the present. Share This

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American Recessional

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Republicans and Democrats are blaming one another for impending cuts to the defense budget brought about by sequestration. Share This

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Why Do Societies Give Up?

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline? Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Share This

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Strangers in a Stranger Land

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Trostky-ization In ancient Rome, when the emperor or an especially distasteful elite died, his image on stone and in bronze was removed. And by decree there arose adamnatio memoriae, a holistic effort to erase away his entire prior existence. Share This

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Appeasement Bode War Not Peace

by Terry Scambray New Oxford Review A review of The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama’s America by Bruce S. Thornton. (Encounter Books, 2011 pp. 283) Share This

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Europe is Warning Us

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Rome — If Americans think fuel and food prices are high, they should try Europe, where both can be nearly double those in the United States, while salaries are often lower. Share This

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What We Might Remember This Memorial Day

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online  The world is a better place because Adolf Hitler did not preserve his conquest of the European continent, and because the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere of Hideki Tojo and his militarists imploded at Midway, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa. Share This

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