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Eating Our Young

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  It is popular now to talk of race, class, and gender oppression. But left out of this focus on supposed victim groups is the one truly targeted cohort — the young. Despite the Obama-era hype, we are not suffering new outbreaks of racism. Wendy Davis is not the poster …

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The End of the Old Order

The well-intentioned social programs of the 1960s make no sense today. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Ideas of the 1960s have grown reactionary in our world, which is vastly different from the America of a half-century ago. Share This

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After Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services We can imagine what lies ahead in 2017 — no matter the result of either the 2014 midterm elections or the 2016 presidential outcome. Share This

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How to Weaken an Economy

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media It is not easy to ruin the American economy; doing nothing[1] usually means it repairs itself[2] and soon is healthier than before a recession. Share This

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The Terrifying New Normal

by Victor Davis Hanson PJMedia The World We Don’t Question I’ve witnessed two of the most radical developments in my lifetime the last four years — changes far greater than those brought on by the massive new increases in the national debt, the soaring gas costs, the radical decrease in average family income, the insolvent …

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Are We Doomed?

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Sometimes societies find themselves in pernicious cycles in which the perceived medicine seems worse than the known disease. The Roman satirist Juvenal lamented the ill effects of free food and free entertainment for the masses (“bread and circuses”) in part because he knew there was no remedy for …

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The New American Helots

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Ancient Sparta turned its conquered neighbors into indentured serfs — half free, half slave. The resulting helot underclass produced the food of the Spartan state, freeing Sparta’s elite males to train for war and the duties of citizenship. Share This

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Freedom or Fairness in 2012?

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services This should prove to be an ideological election about the economy. Not all campaigns are so clear-cut. Sometimes moderate Republicans raise taxes (as George H. W. Bush did); at other times, pragmatic Democrats cut spending (as Bill Clinton did). Share This

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Being There–the Obama Sequel

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Rip Van Obama President Obama went into a deep slumber in December. When he woke up this January, he found himself back even in the polls, with neither a press conference nor another overhyped presidential televised address to be heard. Share This

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Moral Equivalence Is Moral Evasion

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine The failure of the Congressional budget “super-committee” to address our geometrically expanding debt and deficits should surprise no one. Share This

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