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Technology and Wisdom

Tech advancements make it too easy to forget age-old realities. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Americans now have more computer power in their smart phones than did the Pentagon in all its computer banks just 30 years ago. We board a sophisticated jet and assume that the flight is no more dangerous than …

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The Obamacare Generation

The ACA depends on Millennials picking up the tab — as they already are for other entitlements — in the midst of a bad economy. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  There are all sorts of time bombs embedded within Obamacare. Will we force doctors to treat the millions of new Medicaid patients who …

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A Culture in Ruins

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Lady Gaga reportedly spent $25 million on pop art to jazz up her new and apparently underwhelming album. In contrast, Miley Cyrus’ sexual twerking at the MTV Music Video Awards earned her more millions by exposing her rather unimpressive anatomy. Both make the once vulgar Madonna seem like June Cleaver, but at least …

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ObamaCare and the Techocratic Abyss

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine The continuing disaster of the Obamacare website, like the law itself, illustrates one of the biggest bad ideas of the Progressive movement, one that reflects a central assumption of modernity: that new knowledge is now available that will allow an elite of technicians to order society more justly …

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Why Read Old Books?

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media We all know the usual reasons why we are prodded to read the classics — moving characters, seminal ideas, blueprints of our culture, and paradigms of sterling prose and poetry. Then we nod and snooze. Share This

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America’s Big Fat Advantage

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services For all the Obama-era talk of decline, there is at least one reason why America probably won’t, at least not quite yet. Share This

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High-Tech Nothing

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Faster or Smarter, Neither, Both? I am not a Luddite who wants to destroy looms. The modern age has made life comfortable in ways unimaginable just twenty years ago. Share This

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How Marxism Killed Keystone

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine The global warming apocalypse and its Elmer Gantry, Al Gore, may have faded from public view lately, but that old-time green religion is still making mischief. President Obama has just delayed until after November’s election a decision on the Canadian Keystone XL pipeline. Share This

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Civilization in Reverse

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services In Greek mythology, the prophetess Cassandra was doomed both to tell the truth and to be ignored. Our modern version is a bankrupt Greece that we seem to discount. Share This

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So Why Read Anymore?

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Is Reading Good Books Over? There is great “truth and beauty” in Homer’s Iliad [1], but I would not try to make his sale on such platitudes. Share This

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