Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson
Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium?
By Victor Davis Hanson
In A.D. 286 the Roman emperor Diocletian split in half the huge Roman Empire administratively – and peacefully – under ...
October 14, 2021
America and 'The Dying Citizen'
By Victor Davis Hanson
Only a little more than half of the current world's 7 billion people are citizens of fully consensual governments.That lucky ...
October 07, 2021
Orwell and the Woke
By Victor Davis Hanson
Epigraph: "Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the ...
September 30, 2021
Civilization Requires Deterrence
By Victor Davis Hanson
Deterrence is the ancient ability to scare somebody off from hurting you, your friends or your interests -- without a ...
September 23, 2021
Recall Election Could Reverse the California Ideology
By Victor Davis Hanson
California once was run by conservatives and mostly centrist Democrats.True paleo-liberal governors like Pat Brown greatly expanded the welfare state. ...
September 09, 2021
There's a Problem in the Upper Reaches of Our Military
By Victor Davis Hanson
It is the beginning of a never-ending bad dream. Joe Biden and the Pentagon have managed to birth a new ...
September 02, 2021
Does America Still Work?
By Victor Davis Hanson
For nearly two years, Americans have engaged in a great woke experiment of cannibalizing themselves. American civilization has invested massive ...
August 26, 2021
Biden Can't Escape Blame for Afghanistan Fiasco
By Victor Davis Hanson
The American-nurtured Afghan military of the last 20 years that had suffered thousands of prior casualties evaporated in a few ...
August 19, 2021
Woke Nonsense Is Warping Everyday Life
By Victor Davis Hanson
Americans are growing angrier by the day, but in a way different from prior sagebrush revolts such as the 1960s ...
August 12, 2021
What Is American Wokeness Really About?
By Victor Davis Hanson
Most Americans were as indifferent to the U.S. women's soccer team's recent loss to Sweden in the Olympics as they ...
July 29, 2021
These Aren't the Democrats of Old
By Victor Davis Hanson
In the old days, Democrats had predictable agendas, supposedly focused on individual rights, the "little guy" and distrust of the ...
July 22, 2021
Democratic Party Won't Admit It's Become the Party of Wealth
By Victor Davis Hanson
How often during the last year of wokeness have middle- and lower-class Americans listened to multimillionaires of all races and ...
July 15, 2021
Never Let a Plague Go To Waste
By Victor Davis Hanson
During America's first-ever national lockdown, thousands of unelected bureaucrats, as well as federal and state governments, assumed enormous powers not ...
June 03, 2021
American Universities Have Lost Their Prestige
By Victor Davis Hanson
Nothing is stranger than the contemporary American university.Not long ago, Americans used to idolize their universities. Indeed, in science, math, ...
April 30, 2021
How to Start a War
By Victor Davis Hanson
Wars often arise from uncertainty. When strong countries appear weak, truly weaker ones take risks they otherwise would not.Sloppy braggadocio ...
April 15, 2021
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