Trayvon Martin

Our Truest Lies

If the truth doesn’t deserve social justice — well, tell a noble lie. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  At the end of John Ford’s classic Western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the editor of the local paper decides not to print the truth about who really killed the murderous Valance. “When the legend …

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Our Postmodern Angst

In our unheroic age, victimhood has replaced valiant struggle. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online In the globally connected and affluent world of the 21st century, we thankfully have evolved a long way from the elemental poverty, hunger, and ethnic, religious, and racial hatred that were mostly the norm of the world until the …

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Untruth at The New Yorker

A column on the Trayvon Martin case elicits an egregious attack. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online It is rare to read an essay in which almost every statement is wrong, but that is the case with “A Sermon on Race from National Review” by one Kelefa Sanneh, appearing on The New Yorker’s website — little …

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Facing Facts about Race

Young black males are at greater risk from their peers than from the police or white civilians. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Last week President Obama weighed in again on the Trayvon Martin episode. Sadly, most of what he said was wrong, both literally and ethically. Share This

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Lying in the Age of Obama

By Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media A Nation of Liars The attorney general of the United States lied recently to Congress [1]. He said he knew of no citizen’s communications that his department had monitored. Lie! In fact, Holder knew [2] that his subordinates were targeting reporters. He also did not tell the truth about the New Black Panthers case [3]. He …

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Supposed Crimes of the Mind

With hate speech, it’s the perceived ideology of the perpetrator that matters most. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online When do insensitive words destroy reputations? It all depends. Celebrity chef Paula Deen was dropped by her TV network, her publisher, and Share This

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Presidential Rhetoric

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner If only the president might show the same audacity to weigh in on the murderous Tsarnaev brothers as he did when he expressed his displeasure during the ongoing Henry Louis Gates or Trayvon Martin matters Share This

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Obama’s Non-Triangulation

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online After the election, dozens of op-eds — I wrote one myself — cautioned the president about second-term overreach, focusing on how either hubris or simple fate has seemed to do in most modern second presidential terms. Share This

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The Tangled Web of Race

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online A number of commentators have openly sympathized with multi-murderer Christopher Dorner, who shot seven innocent people, killing four of them. Apparently, the late Dorner was a voice in the wilderness crying out against the racist injustice of the “system.” Share This

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The Trayvon Martin Case and the Growing Racial Divide

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Two Racial Narratives — and the Current Hysteria Polls show that the Trayvon Martin case has split the country apart over perceptions of race and justice, in ways that may dwarf the polarities of the O.J. Simpson trial days of 1994. Share This

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