History In The News Lecture #7: Is Barack Obama the Ultimate Fruition of Modern American Liberalism?


Barack Obama, Postmodernist: The election of Barack Obama allows the American people to experience firsthand what heretofore had been ideas and theories largely confined to the university – postmodern reasoning, moral equivalence, radical egalitarianism, multiculturalism and utopian pacifism.

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Journalists like to think that they’re writing the first rough draft of history, but in fact, their stories often just recycle forgotten plotlines from long-ago conflicts. In History in the News, noted historian Victor Davis Hanson shows how today’s headlines tend to reflect yesterday’s news, whether they concern Germany’s resurgence or America’s cultural influence or the challenge of fighting an enemy who does not play by the rules. Confucius had it right: To learn about the future, study the past.

This is Lecture #7 in an eight-part series from PJ Media’s Victor Davis Hanson Lecture Series Collection.

History In The News was written by author and historian Victor Davis Hanson. The video was produced by PJ Media, LLC (www.pjmedia.com) and is offered on Amazon.com.