The Excess of Truth

This time Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler talk about student debt, Zelensky’s accusatory efforts to solicit help, Iran, the spike in anti-Semitism, and transgendered in sports.

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8 thoughts on “The Excess of Truth”

  1. I have no idea why Jack gets dumped on. VDH is absolutely right that without Jack he would go off on so many interesting tangents as to not make sense. 🙂

    Victor, you mentioned a new book in Swedish about Swedish immigration. My wife’s family is from Northern Maine (New Sweden, New Stockholm) and she taught herself how to read, write and speak Swedish over the last few years to honor a promise to her grandfather. I’ve been to Sweden twice and my youngest daughter got her masters at the University of Linköping (linkshoping).

    My point… What was the name of the Swedish book?

    PS I really loved “The World Wars” I’m halfway through “The Dying Citizen” and I just purchased an old library copy of “Ripple of Battle” that looks promising.

    (My wife laughed when Jack brought up my flaccid commit… Too funny,.. many thanks)

  2. I SO APPRECIATE VICTOR’S COMMENTS ABOUT THE FLAGRANT SHORTCOMINGS OF ZELENSKY’S CHURCHILLIAN EXHORTATIONS IN HIS SPEECH TO ISRAEL’S KNESSET. AND YES, AS AN ISRAELI I CAN CONFIRM JUST HOW OFFENSIVELY HIS COMMENTS WERE TAKEN HERE.

    I WASN’T PLANNING TO COMMENT BUT JACK’S CLOSING REQUEST FOR SOME POSSIBLE FUTURE TOPICS GAVE ME AN IDEA: AS A MILITARY HISTORIAN COULD VICTOR ANALYZE ISRAEL’S WARS–ESPECIALLY FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE UNIQUE NATURE OF THE IDF, A FEW OF ITS RENOWNED MILITARY STRATEGISTS, AND SOME OF ITS GROUNDBREAKING MILITARY TACTICS?

  3. Zelensky is asking for more than he thinks he can get to move the Overton Window on what people will give to Ukraine’s defense.

  4. Aslo, about Zelensky, am I correct? When bombs were raining down on Israel in the UN many countries condemned Israel and Zelensky’s Ukraine was one of them. So where does he come off demanding more for Israel?
    The Little Red Hen indeed.

    The more I hear, the more I am getting mixed up.

    1. I read Victor’s singular The Second World Wars and have been an admirer since. His only near equal on the American landscape is Charles Murray. When Victor speaks all in attendance stop and sit back and listen.

  5. Mr. Fowler;
    Home Health Care providers, and my 85 year old mother, resent your characterization of them as “babysitters”. I hate AOC as much as you do, but you really should wise-up related to this particular issue.

  6. Thomas M. Williams

    I appreciate the fomenting of juices in the minds of scholars who have the luxury of time (and pay) to flap their jaws about the ills of politics or government or international politics or money, really, all of that crap. But what about the grunts who have to act to defend or project the mindset of the idiots all of us idiots elect or support? What about the cannon fodder…yes, even the poor and stupid Russian conscripts? Think about it. And think this: America has very rich potential conscripts who are probably dumber than all of the other conscripts on the planet. Will they win, whatever winning is???

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