Vladimir Putin

Russia! Russia! Forever: An Anatomy of a Left-wing Obsession

Collusion about Collusion The more candidate Trump in 2016 trolled the Clinton campaign (e.g., “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press”), the more the irate left bought into hysterical conspiracy theories. Finally, the left became …

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Putin Interview, Biden Defense, and Free Speech

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler analyze Tucker Carlson’s interview of Putin, Biden’s response to documents investigation, and the Mark Steyn settlement which is about free speech. Share This

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The Ukrainian Gordian Knot

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Most Americans understandably favor the Ukrainian resistance against Vladimir Putin’s Russian naked 2022 aggression. Yet for Ukraine to break the current deadlock—our generation’s Verdun with perhaps 600,000 combined casualties so far— and “win” the war, it apparently must have the military wherewithal to hit targets inside Russia. Such strategically logical attacks might …

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The Pandemic of Nuclear Trash Talk

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness After the world escaped a nuclear exchange during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962, it has been generally understood that nuclear-armed nations did not publicly threaten their rivals and enemies with thermonuclear weapons. Of course, there were occasional lunatic exceptions to the rule. Since 2006, when the unhinged North …

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Ukraine and the Malevolent Legacy of the Obama-Biden Administration

Ukraine and the Malevolent Legacy of the Obama-Biden Administration

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness During the current Ukrainian war, the media has created a mythology that the Left was tough on Vladimir Putin’s Russia. And thus, now it simply continues its hard-nosed efforts in Ukraine. But nothing could be further from the truth. Aside from Biden’s original panic of evacuating American diplomatic personnel from …

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Pushing the Envelopes in Ukraine

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness For all the dramatic late-summer Ukrainian success, we are witnessing yet another deadlock in the war—one that supposedly will be resolved by escalations on all sides. Mutually Exclusive Agendas A rebooted Ukraine is clamoring for more offensive arms. It claims it can win the war, with victory now giddily defined …

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Ukraine with a Whimper or a Bang

Ukraine with a Whimper or a Bang?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Russia started the war with Ukraine in late February with a shock-and-awe effort to grab Kyiv. It failed both to decapitate the government and absorb half the country in one fell swoop. Soon the conflict descended into a war of attrition in Eastern Ukraine over the occupied majority Russian-speaking borderlands. …

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The Strangest Thing About ‘Semi-Fascist’ Trump

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness For the Left, Donald Trump is synonymous with “fascism” (or “semi-fascism,” as Joe Biden put it the other day). And for Liz Cheney and most of the NeverTrumpers, he remains an existential threat to democracy. But to quantify those charges, what exactly has Trump done extralegally—as opposed to his bombast …

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The Ukrainian Verdun

Victor Davis HansonAmerican Greatness Five months after Russia invaded Ukraine, the war is now reduced to one of attrition. The current dirty, grinding slog is fought mostly with artillery and rockets. Everything from Ukraine’s shopping centers to apartment buildings—and the civilians in them—are Russian targets. Most outsiders have already forgotten the heroic Ukrainian winter repulse …

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What Now, Ukraine?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness It was supposed to be a clear-cut, unambiguous invasion. Vladimir Putin’s much larger, richer, and more bellicose Russia staged a shock-and-awe attack on a much smaller, poorer Ukraine. He intended to decapitate the government in Kyiv. Then he would annex the eastern half of the country, and quickly consolidate his …

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