Illegal Immigration: Who Benefits?

Why does the well-off California suburbanite stand shoulder to shoulder with La Raza?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Why are over 11 million foreign nationals residing illegally in the United States? Continue reading “Illegal Immigration: Who Benefits?”

America in the Age of Myth

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

We live in a mythic age — but mythic in the sense of made-up.

The Coastal Aristocrat

In the last thirty years, I have probably spoken 200 times at a coastal university of some sort, most of which were on the Eastern seaboard. Continue reading “America in the Age of Myth”

Explaining the Inexplicable

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Almost daily we witness things that make no sense. A few examples, from the profound to the trivial. Continue reading “Explaining the Inexplicable”

Gilded Class Warriors

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In his first term President Obama was criticized for trash-talking the one-percenters while enjoying the aristocracy of Martha’s Vineyard and the nation’s most exclusive golf courses. Continue reading “Gilded Class Warriors”

Angry Reader #7: A Response to “The Liberal Aristocracy”

Angry Reader #6 wrote: “Mr. Hanson unfolds the conservative Procrustean hide-a-bed. If a Democratic president is wealthy, he’s a hypocrite. If a Democratic president isn’t, then he’s guilt of envy and class warfare.”

VDH replied: Continue reading “Angry Reader #7: A Response to “The Liberal Aristocracy””

Time for ‘Liberals’ and ‘Progressives’ to Get New Labels

by Bruce Thornton

Frontpage Magazine

We need to find a new label for the ideology espoused by leftist Democrats. “Liberal” doesn’t accurately describe the party of blinkered intolerance, fanatical certainty, and an eagerness to destroy freedom in order to achieve some dubious utopia. Continue reading “Time for ‘Liberals’ and ‘Progressives’ to Get New Labels”

The Stupid Party

by Bruce S. Thronton

FrontPage Magazine

The presidency of Barack Obama has established once and for all that modern liberalism is now the stupid party. Very little of liberal thought these days represents anything fresh or new, but rather comprises what Lionel Trilling once reduced conservatism to: “irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas.” Continue reading “The Stupid Party”

The New Reactionaries

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Our New Regressivism

About fifteen years ago, many liberals began to self-identify as progressives — partly because of the implosion of the Great Society and the Reagan reaction that had tarnished the liberal brand and left it as something akin to “permissive” or “naïve,” partly because “progressive” was supposedly an ideological rather than a political identification, and had included some early twentieth-century Republicans like Teddy Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover [1]. Continue reading “The New Reactionaries”

California Tuition Blues

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In so-called March in March protests, thousands of students in California universities recently demonstrated in outrage over spiraling tuition costs. Continue reading “California Tuition Blues”

The Fannie and Freddie University

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

It’s More than Just PC

The traditionalist critique of the university — I made it myself over thirteen years ago in the co-authored Who Killed Homer? — was that somewhere around the time of the Vietnam War, higher education changed radically for the worse. Continue reading “The Fannie and Freddie University”