Victor Davis Hanson reviews Kimball’s new book, The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia.
Six truths that are never quite spoken.
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.
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.
In the spirit of our therapeutic age, Victor Davis Hanson offers our beleaguered chief executive an easy-to-follow healing regimen.
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.
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.
Number one: it's now safer to go hunting with Dick Cheney than to be in a hotel room with Al Gore.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
A scientific breakthrough! A whole alternative universe discovered, within the bounds of the MSM.
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?
Once again, a weak American foreign policy invites "adjustments" from friend and foe alike.
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.
A century of German history serves as a reminder that the fantastic and impossible are just a blink away when the planets line up.
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.
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.
We, the American people, are seen by Obama as a sort of Ivy League campus, with him as an untouchable dean.
A confluence of leftism caused five students to be punished for their patriotism.
A look beyond the headlines from the embarrassing to the pathetic.
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.