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Roger Kimball: A Voice in the Cultural Wilderness

Saturday, October 6th, 2012 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson reviews Kimball’s new book, The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia.

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The Truths We Dare Not Speak About Illegal Immigration

Friday, July 30th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Six truths that are never quite spoken.

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From Rev. Wright to the Sherrod Affair

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

After lighting a tactical burn, the administration is panicked by how easily the racial flames fed on the dry grass reach the firestorm stage. Instead of calling for water, they seem overwhelmed by the conflagration.

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Pity the Postmodern Cultural Elite

Monday, July 19th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense.

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A Ten-Step Reset Plan for the President

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

In the spirit of our therapeutic age, Victor Davis Hanson offers our beleaguered chief executive an easy-to-follow healing regimen.

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Starting from Zero: Life in Year Two, A.B.

Sunday, July 11th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

In the second year of The Age of After Bush (A.B.), everything that is now good comes despite him, everything that is still bad is because of him. Remember that — and that is all ye need to know.

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The Ministries of Truth Weigh In

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

What is going on with the bizarre edicts of Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, Van Jones, John Holdren, Energy Secretary Chu, and now NASA's Charles Bolden? The president is setting the tone, and a host of truth departments are acting as his chorus.

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Ten Things You May Have Overlooked

Sunday, July 4th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Number one: it's now safer to go hunting with Dick Cheney than to be in a hotel room with Al Gore.

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Where Did the Tea-Party Anger Come From?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Prophets fall harder, especially when “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” prove to be reflective of the Chicago way, the snooty ineptness of the Harvard lounge, and the shrill leftism of SEIU.

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Rolling Stone and the McChrystalites Deserve Each Other

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

God help us all when a four-star general really believes he can use Rolling Stone to help get a message out that might help us defeat the Taliban and help himself in the process.

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McChrystal’s Tragedy

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Conservatives are wrong to cite all sorts of legitimate reasons for McChrystal to have expressed frustration: sorry — all are irrelevant in terms of his dismissal.

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Obama’s Straws and Our Tired Back

Monday, June 21st, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Right now, millions of voters are quietly fuming and saying to themselves: “OK, enough is enough. That’s one too many straws, and I am going to take it out on them in November.”

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Obama’s Gulf War III

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Critics like Obama himself made the federal response to Katrina a campaign issue. And so here we are with him hoisted by his own petard.

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Government by the Faculty Lounge

Sunday, June 13th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

William F. Buckley famously said: "I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard." After 18 months of the Obama administration, we have a demonstration of how right he was.

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The Search for Intelligent Life in the MSM’s Alternate Universe

Friday, June 11th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

A scientific breakthrough! A whole alternative universe discovered, within the bounds of the MSM.

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Memo to the Turkish Ambassador

Saturday, June 5th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Yesterday, Helen Thomas' shocking anti-Semitic remarks hit the Internet. Today, Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan's demand for an Israeli apology was printed by the Washington Post. So should Jews apologize to Turkey or go back to Poland and Germany?

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Our 1979

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Once again, a weak American foreign policy invites "adjustments" from friend and foe alike.

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What the Blame-Bush Media Taught Me: Blame Obama

Sunday, May 30th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

While I am not inclined to blame the president for the scandalous federal laxity in the now polluted Gulf, the media long ago taught me that I most certainly should.

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20th Century History Down the Danube

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

A century of German history serves as a reminder that the fantastic and impossible are just a blink away when the planets line up.

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The New Old German Problem

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

The rest of Europe began the 20th century unsure of how to handle its powerful German-speaking center. It's starting the second decade of the 21st century with much the same unease, as historian Victor Davis Hanson writes from Munich.

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Reflections on Small Town America

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

Almost a century and a half after a handful of Swedes arrived in the middle of nowhere California, the echoes of their achievements linger on, even when their names in the cemetery are now known to almost no one.

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Dean Obama Has America on Double-Secret Probation

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

We, the American people, are seen by Obama as a sort of Ivy League campus, with him as an untouchable dean.

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Deconstructing Morgan Hill: How the U.S. Flag Became Inflammatory

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

A confluence of leftism caused five students to be punished for their patriotism.

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News Beneath the News

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

A look beyond the headlines from the embarrassing to the pathetic.

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Al Gore and Environmentalism: from Sanctimonious to Ridiculous

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - by Victor Davis Hanson

After a decade of shouting “digital brownshirts” and “he lied to us!,” and weeping over shrinking ice caps, Gore seems to think that he can indulgence himself anyway he pleases and still be allowed admittance into Green Nirvana.

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