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Gaza: Truths Behind All the Lies

“Occupied Gaza.” Prior to October 7, there were roughly two million Arab citizens of Israel but no Jewish citizens in Gaza. Gazans in 2006 voted in Hamas to…

Politics | Politics

The Anti-Democratic Democratic Left › American Greatness

Joe Biden has claimed that his opponents are assaulting democracy on the basis of the January 6, 2020, buffoonish riot. Aside from the fact that storming the…

Politics | The Decline Of America

Victor Davis Hanson: American Paralysis and Decline

“We can bear neither our diseases nor their remedies.” So shrugged the ancient historian Livy (59 B.C.- A.D. 17) of the long decline of Roman national character…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Blue Laws for Red Citizens

One state prosecutor and one civilian plaintiff have already won huge fines and damages from Donald Trump that may, with legal costs, exceed $500 million.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Delusions, Alternate Realities, and the Biden Consortium

Hunter Biden has a train of a dozen lawyers defending him on felony indictments ranging from several counts of tax fraud to gun violations. From time to time…

Politics | Politics

The Strange Disconnect Between Israel and Ukraine › American Greatness

The Ukrainian and Israeli wars are similar and yet also different conflicts—but in more ways than we can imagine. Ukraine was invaded by a huge Russian state…

Politics | Opinion

Victor Davis Hanson: Hamas & Hezbollah believe US will not help Israel | The Caroline Glick Show

On this week’s episode of “The Caroline Glick Show,” she talks with American classicist, military historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson abo...

Politics | Op-Ed

Is Biden Malicious, Incompetent, or Conniving? › American Greatness

What Excites Biden? Things are becoming so strange, so surreal, so nihilistic in contemporary America that the chaos can only be deliberate. Chance…

Politics | Politics

Trump Has Reason to Rage—But Needs to Stay Calm and Get Even Rather than Mad › American Greatness

Donald Trump gave one of his best and most conciliatory speeches of his political career after his win in the recent Iowa primaries—that might explain why the…

Politics | Politics

2024—America’s Year of Living Dangerously › American Greatness

Lame-duck presidencies, especially in the last six months of their final term, in general can offer opportunities for America’s enemies to take advantage of a…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Hysterical Style in American Politics

The post-Joe McCarthy era and the candidacy of Barry Goldwater once prompted liberal political scientist Richard Hofstadter to chronicle a supposedly long…

Politics | Donald Trump

Lawfare Against Trump Is Running Out of Gas

We should dispense with the tired narrative that four conscientious state and federal prosecutors—independently and without contact with the Biden White House…

Politics | Politics

Biden ‘Saves’ Democracy by Destroying it › American Greatness

When faced with the possible return of President Donald Trump, the current agenda of the Democratic Party is summed up simply as “We had to destroy democracy to…

Politics | Politics

Victory Davis Hanson: We Are Well Beyond Hypocrisy

The abject narcissism of the insular Left is startling. They apparently believe the American public is amnesiac enough to forget what leftists once did…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Americans Must Choose Between Civilization—or Its Destroyers

 Nihilism is the religion of the Left. Anarchy is now at the core of the new Democratic Party.

Politics | Politics

Not ‘Trump the Dictator’ Again › American Greatness

It is “Trump Will Destroy Democracy” season again. And predictably the Left has gone hysterical, after experiencing a trifecta of frightening 2024 news. One…

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

Victor Davis Hanson: How Were the Universities Lost?

 After October 7, the public was shocked at what they saw and heard on America's campuses.

News | News

Victor Davis Hanson: The Unhinged Among Us

Dark delusions of the pro-Hamas crowd.

Politics | Opinion

Victor Davis Hanson: Weimar America

Something eerie, something creepy, is happening in the world—and now in America as well. The dark mood is brought on by elite universities, the Diversity…

Politics | Blue State/City Life

Victor Davis Hanson: California, the Great Destroyer

In 1996, the California legislature created the high speed rail authority. In 2008, voters passed an initial nearly $10 billion bond to build an envisioned 800…

Miscellaneous | Education

Can We Save our Universities? › American Greatness

It took the widely reported, repellent, and exempt wave of anti-Semitism and violent pro-Hamas protestors harassing Jews, finally to convince Americans that…

Politics | Op-Ed

When Has War Even Been ‘Proportional?’

Proportionality in war is a synonym for lethal stalemate, if not defeat. When two sides go at it with roughly equal forces, weapons, and strategies…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Damage of the ‘White Privilege’ Smear

One of the many satanic paradoxes of the Third Reich’s architecture of the Final Solution was the requirement—mandated after the 1939 outbreak of the war—that…

Politics | Opinion

Victor Davis Hanson: Take Them At Their Word

From Hamas to Iran to Turkey, when our enemies tell us what they're going to do, we need to listen.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Victor Davis Hanson: The Mindset of Our Anti-Semites

Peruse campus literature. Watch clips from university protests. Scan interviews with pro-Hamas protestors. Read the chalk propaganda sketched on campus…

Politics | Iran

Victor Davis Hanson: Does Iran Realize Its Own Growing Danger?

Iran understandably believes it is riding quite high. It is flush with cash. It hints it almost has the bomb—and might use it soon. The Iranians are bragging…

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Victor Davis Hanson on X: "How Will the World React to Gaza? Hamas has always repelled most of the civilized world. But

How Will the World React to Gaza?

Hamas has always repelled most of the civilized world. But the world was either too scared or too woke to say just that.

But now Hamas’s premodern violations of all human norms have relieved most nations of any pretense

Politics | Politics

Is the Left Happy That They Got Their Wish? › American Greatness

Woke is a religion, not an empirically based revolution. It requires blind faith and ideological zealotry that ignores data, smears apostates as blasphemers, and is fueled by a climate of fear as it uses public shaming, cancel culture, doxing, shadow bann

Politics | Illegal Immigration

Victor Davis Hanson: Our Self-Induced Catastrophe at the Border

Ending illegal immigration now depends solely on the American people overriding the corrupt special interests and leaders who profit from the current chaos and human misery.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Post-Postmodern America

The Woke Revolution depends, one, solely on its advocates never having to experience firsthand any of the nonsense they inflict on others. And two, dangerous zealots with titles before, and letters after, their names prove to be quite stupid—and dangerous

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Frightened Left

An impeachment inquiry looms and the shrieks of outrage are beginning. The Left is now suddenly voicing warnings that those who recently undermined the system…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: What Game is Hunter Biden Playing?

Why would Hunter put his father and president in such a publicity circus?

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: What the Left Did to Our Country

In the last 20 years, the Left has boasted that it has gained control of most of America institutions of power and influence—the corporate boardroom, media…

Politics | Joe Biden/Biden Administration

Victor Davis Hanson: The Biden Clan’s Con Is Coming to an End

Despite years of Biden family and media disinformation, we are finally learning that Joe Biden really did fire Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin for looking…

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

One Fall Away from Oblivion: An Interview with Victor Davis Hanson

Dr. Hanson, who analyzes geopolitical topics from the lens of an historian, elucidates the ills of today’s society. In doing so, he demonstrates that there is nothing new under the sun.

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Actually, Joe, All Your ‘Objectives’ Were Failures

Name me a single objective we've ever set out to accomplish that we've failed on. Name me one, in all of our history. Not one!" -President Joe Biden, August 16…

Politics | Politics

The Great China-American Abyss › American Greatness

Imagine if the United States treated China in the same way it does us? What if American companies simply ignored Chinese copyrights and patents, and stole Chinese ideas, inventions…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Joe Biden’s Race Against the Truth

Joe Biden has about 17 months left as an elected politician—if he is lucky. That projection guides most of the inexplicable and shameless behavior of the…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Who Will Say No More to the Current Madness?

Britain slept in the 1930s as an inevitable war with Hitler loomed. A lonely Winston Churchill had only a few courageous partners to oppose the appeasement and…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Remaking of America

We are in the midst of one of the most radical revolutions in American history. It is as far-reaching and dangerous as the turbulent years of the 1850s and…

Politics | Liberal Hyprocacy

Two Sets of Laws for Two Americas › American Greatness -VictorDavisHanson

Two sets of laws now operate in an increasingly unrecognizable America. Consider the matter of unlawfully removing and storing classified papers. Donald Trump may go to prison for removing contested…

Politics | 2024 Election

Victor Davis Hanson: The Wild 2024 Race

Current polls, pundits, and politicos insist that the 2024 race is a sure rematch between former President Donald Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden.

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Biden Presidency Is Unsustainable

Imagine if Gavin Newsom was currently Vice President amid the final meltdown of the Biden family consortium. Does anyone doubt that Biden would then either be…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Biden Family Caricatures

The Biden first family seems determined to confirm every stereotype of their antisocial behavior—to the point of dysfunctionality. During the 2020 campaign at…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Illegal Immigration and Western Spiritual Sickness

The usual suspects have weighed in on recent belated efforts to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Our now bankrupt media, the corrupt government of Mexico…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Bidens’ Existential Threats to the American Rule of Law

President Joe Biden, the Biden grifting conglomerate, the Department of Justice, and the FBI under its fourth consecutive weaponized director, are in danger of…

Politics | Politics

Biden Abroad: The Moral and Material Collapse of U.S. Foreign Policy › American Greatness

The American post-Cold War order from the Ronald Reagan through George W. Bush administration is over. Barack Obama began its erosion with his tired lectures about the past sins of the United States.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: What the Left Has Left for America

The present-day Left bears little resemblance to the old civil-libertarian, integrationist Democratic Party that existed from the 1960s through 2000.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Indict Walt Nauta? Why Not the Biggest Liars First?

Walt Nauta is a 10-year-Navy veteran and served as an aide to former President Trump both in and out of office. Special Counsel Jack Smith has now indicted him…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Pandemic of Nuclear Trash Talk

After the world escaped a nuclear exchange during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962, it has been generally understood that nuclear-armed nations did not…

History | History

Victor Davis Hanson: Remembering the Horrors of D-Day

Seventy-nine years ago this week, the Allies assaulted the Normandy beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Their invasion marked the largest amphibious landing since…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Is the Sleeping Conservative Dragon Finally Waking Up?

Conservatives and traditionalists are often exasperated at the ongoing woke cultural revolution in their midst. How can America be turned upside down, as it is…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: It Was Always Only About Power With the Left

Why do so many liberal climate-activist grandees fly on private jets? Or why do those who profited from Black Lives Matter have a propensity for estate living?

Politics | Politics

The Left Has Pushed the Envelope › American Greatness

The Left is waging a full-fledged cultural revolution against traditional America. And the Maoist results are often as absurd as they are terrifying. Special-counsel John Durham just issued his final…

Politics | Politics

Joe Biden, the Habitual Racialist Demagogue › American Greatness

The most recent liberal ABC News/Washington Post poll showed Joe Biden’s approval rating at 36 percent—the lowest in history for a president at this point in his first term. Biden’s low popularity is…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Joe Biden, the Habitual Racialist Demagogue

The most recent liberal ABC News/Washington Post poll showed Joe Biden’s approval rating at 36 percent—the lowest in history for a president at this point in…

Politics | Politics

Hang All the Members of the Liars’ Club? › American Greatness

Federal prosecutors last week announced the indictment of U.S. Representative George Santos (R-N.Y.) on a host of charges, including misuse of federal campaign funds and wire fraud, almost all of them…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Weaponizing Death

Recently there has been a spate of horrific murders. The killers, whether committing mass shootings or single homicides, are hard to stereotype.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The New Ugly Americans

The old cultural imperialism was supposedly greedy corporatism like Disneyland, McDonald’s, and Starbucks sprouting up worldwide to supplant local competitors.

Politics | Politics

Dominion vs. ‘Russian Collusion’ and ‘Disinformation’ › American Greatness

Fox News is reeling, both financially and with respect to its talent, after being drawn into a long lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems. The network just settled for an astounding $757.5…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Do We Even Know We Are All Socialists Now?

Sometimes when you are in the midst of a revolution, you do not even know it. I doubt all the Germans who voted in National Socialism quite foresaw what quickly…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Can We Do Anything About America’s Decline?

Twenty-first-century America was on a trajectory of gradual decline—until it began to implode. Was the accelerant the COVID-19 pandemic and unhinged lockdowns?

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Biden 10-Step Plan for Global Chaos

Why is French President Emmanuel Macron cozying up to China while trashing his oldest ally, the United States? Why is there suddenly talk of discarding the dollar as the global currency?

Politics | Politics

Indict One—And All? › American Greatness

As we await the publication of all the impending indictments of former President Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Americans are trying to figure out what constitutes an…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Left-Wing Violence Chic

A transgendered Tennessee mass shooter this week executed three adults and three nine-year-old children at a Nashville private Christian school.

Politics | Woke Education

Victor Davis Hanson: Who Owns the University?

The most recent shout-down debacle at Stanford’s law school, one of many such recent sordid episodes, prompts the question: “Who owns our universities?

Miscellaneous | Education

Who Owns the University? › American Greatness

The most recent shout-down debacle at Stanford’s law school, one of many such recent sordid episodes, prompts the question: “Who owns our universities?” The law students who are in residence for three…

Miscellaneous | Education

What Happened to Stanford? › American Greatness

Stanford was once one of the world’s great universities. It birthed Silicon Valley in its prime. And along with its nearby twin and rival, UC Berkeley, its brilliant researchers…

History | History

Are We the Byzantines? › American Greatness

When Constantinople finally fell to the Ottomans on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, the Byzantine Empire and its capital had survived for 1,000 years beyond the fall of the Western Empire at Rome.

Politics | Politics

The March Madness of the President › American Greatness

Another couple of weeks, another bout of madness from Joe Biden and his team. Of recent Biden delusions, consider: Biden went off in one of his impromptu Corn Pop, or “beat-up-Trump-behind-the…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Price of Eliminating Consequences

Recently there were some remarkable online videos of a Portland, Oregon good Samaritan confronting shoplifters and forcing them to dump loads of their pilfered…

Politics | The Decline Of America

Victor Davis Hanson: Life Among the Ruins

American society is facing three existential crises not unlike those that overcame the late Roman, and a millennium later, terminal Byzantine, empires.

Politics | Woke Insanity

Victor Davis Hanson: The Woke Wrecking Machine

Almost everything that has followed from the woke mass hysteria gripping the nation since 2020 has proved disastrous. Wokeism destroys meritocracy in favor of…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Toxic Racialist Obsessions of Joe Biden

Joe Biden ran on “unity,” which is critical in a multiracial America. He vowed to heal the divisions supposedly sown by Donald Trump. Instead, he is proving to…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Bombshells, Landmines, and Nemesis

For much of 2017 through 2021, Americans suffered the “bombshell” and “walls are closing” mythologies first of Russian collusion, then of supposedly vast…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Mess of an Address

After listening to the State of the Union address, Americans know why the latest Reuters poll has Joe Biden at 41 percent approval. Vice President Kamala Harris…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Race Everywhere

Recently an unarmed 29-year-old African American, Tyre Nichols, was brutally beaten to death by five black Memphis police officers. They were charged with…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Real Differences Between the Biden and Trump Troves

Donald Trump for now certainly seems to have had more documents labeled classified at Mar-a-Lago in Florida than did Joe Biden at his various homes in Delaware.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Reckless Reparations Reckoning

The last time racial reparations made the major news was on the eve of September 11, 2001 attacks. The loss of 3,000 Americans, which for a time fueled a new…

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Mexico Is Not Really an American Friend › American Greatness

Left-wing Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently praised a visiting Joe Biden: “Just imagine: There are 40 million Mexicans in the United States—40 million who were born here in Mexico…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats

For all Joe Biden’s talk about “semi-fascist” and “un-American,” “ultra-MAGA” Republicans, it is the Democratic Party that has far more radically changed.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: What Caused the Political Hysteria?

The Left has gone mad over Donald J. Trump—past, present, and future. The current Democratic Party and NeverTrump “conservatives” assumed that Trump was and…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: A Rendezvous With Rwanda?

“Despite being Black, he [Rep. Byron Donalds] supports a policy agenda intent on upholding and perpetuating white supremacy.”—Representative Cori Bush (D-Mo.)…

News | Antisemitism Watch

The New, New Antisemitism

The old antisemitism was more a right-wing than a left-wing phenomenon—perhaps best personified by the now-withered Ku Klux Klan. A new antisemitism followed…

Miscellaneous | Education

Are Universities Doomed? › American Greatness

In a famous exchange in the The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway wrote: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.” “Gradually” and “suddenly” applie

Politics | Politics

Two Antithetical Billionaires › American Greatness

Before the midterm November elections, Sam Bankman-Fried was a left-wing billionaire heartthrob. He properly grew up on the Stanford campus, where his parents were well-known left-wing activist law…

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The Strange Morality of the Bay-Area Billionaire Left › American Greatness

“Ya. Hehe. I had to be. It’s what reputations are made of, to some extent. I feel bad for those guys who get f—ed by it, by this dumb game we woke westerners play where we say all the right…

Politics | Politics

Tragically Trump › American Greatness

“Yet for a variety of reasons, both personal and civic, their characters not only should not be altered, but could not be, even if the tragic hero wished to change, given his megalomania and…

Politics | Politics

The Left Were the Mad Scientists, We Were Their Lab Rats › American Greatness

As the midterms approach, one way of looking at America’s current disaster is that we, the American people, were lab rats. And since 2021, the Left were the mad scientists, eager to try out their…

Politics | Politics

Permissible and Impermissible Incendiary Speech? › American Greatness

United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hit the airwaves to connect the recent assault on Paul Pelosi with “fascism” and “white nationalism.” She insists that both are now…

Politics | POLITICS

Victor Davis Hanson: An Epidemic of Cognitive Impairment?

Joe Biden, the nominal head of the Democratic Party, is 79. But he increasingly acts and sounds 89. Recently, Biden has pivoted repeatedly on stage with his arm…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Equal Justice, They Said

What once distinguished the United States from illiberal regimes following the Orwellian mantra “some are more equal than others” was the hallowed American idea…

Politics | POLITICS

Victor Davis Hanson: America Delira

Travel abroad and or talk to pro-American foreigners here, and you will be surprised at what they say. It is not boilerplate anti-Americanism of the usual cheap…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Strangest Thing About ‘Semi-Fascist’ Trump

For the Left, Donald Trump is synonymous with “fascism” (or “semi-fascism,” as Joe Biden put it the other day). And for Liz Cheney and most of the NeverTrumpers…

Politics | Politics

Why Merrick Garland Is Losing the People › American Greatness

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday held a belated press conference to explain that he had personally approved the FBI’s raid of Donald Trump’s Florida residence to seize documents deemed U.S.

Politics | Politics

Nancy Pelosi’s Childlike Diplomacy Mirrors America’s Childlike Posture Toward China › American Greatness

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s sin was not in going to Taiwan per se. Rather, after announcing her destination, the California Democrat then sorta kinda hesitated in deer-in-the-headlights fashion under…

Politics | Politics

Are the New Progressive Rules Reciprocal? › American Greatness

In the era of peak woke we are supposed to accept any radical departure from long-held custom and tradition as the new normal. Perhaps. But if so, is the improved new code of behavior at least…

Politics | Politics

The Left Should Be Happy with Biden › American Greatness

The Left should be ecstatic that Joe Biden has given them everything they wanted. The Left likes inflation. It reduces the value of old money by printing lots of new money. Those richer who have it…

Politics | Opinion

Victor Davis Hanson: Biden and The Destruction of Wisdom

There used to be an agreed-on body of wisdom, which both Left and Right, Republicans and Democrats, generally accepted. Heated arguments and invective centered on implementations and methods of…

Politics | Opinion

Victor Davis Hanson: Gavin Newsom’s Weird Idea of ‘Freedom’

In a run-up to what is likely to be a 2024 presidential bid, California Governor Gavin Newsom hit upon the bizarre idea of boasting in commercials that…

Politics | Liberal Hyprocacy

Victor Davis Hanson: Our New Antoinettes

Marie Antoinette, the beheaded wife of the beheaded French Bourbon King Charles Louis XVI, did not really say “Let them cake.” But in the short time that the…

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The Disappearing American? › American Greatness

“Help wanted” and “Now hiring” signs are everywhere. Flights, construction projects, and healthcare services are delayed—or unavailable—due to labor shortages. Hourly and monthly wages spiral.

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?

For 120 days in summer 2020, violent protesters destroyed some $2 billion in property and injured 1,500 police officers in riots that led to over 35 deaths.

Politics | Politics

Why the Left Will Cut Biden Loose › American Greatness

Republican pundits and conservative activists are debating whether they can win in 2024 with the successful Trump agenda, but without the controversial Donald Trump as their nominee.

Politics | Opinion

Victor Davis Hanson: The Selfish Californian

We hear plenty of reasons for the perfect storm that imploded California. One-party, progressive government, of course. Decades of unchecked illegal immigration…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Subordinate Citizen

I recently led a group of about 100 citizens to tour Israel for nearly two weeks. Before returning to the United States, all participants had to indicate their…

Politics | Politics

Trumpology › American Greatness

Donald Trump has signaled he will announce his presidential intentions after the November midterm elections. Yet his record of endorsements is quite mixed. By the sheer numbers of winning primary…

Politics | Politics

A Cabinency of Dunces › American Greatness

As the nation sinks inexplicably into self-created crisis after crisis, debate rages whether Joe Biden is incompetent, mean-spirited, or an ideologue who feels the country’s mess is his success.

Politics | Politics

Joe Biden and Racial Demagoguery › American Greatness

Joe Biden has had a long history of racist outbursts. Can we even remember them all? The “put y’all back in chains” insults to an audience of black professionals, his dismissal of black interviewers…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Cycles of Revolutions in Our Midst

We are witnessing a number of radical military, social, and political revolutions that are changing the United States—and the world—in fundamental ways that we…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Imagine the Unimaginable

Americans are now entering uncharted, revolutionary territory. They may witness things over the next five months that once would have seemed unimaginable.

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The New Disinformationists

The Biden Administration feels that it must now use federal resources to attack “disinformation.” So the Department of Homeland Security recently announced the…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Tearing Down the Silicon Valley Wall

Elon Musk has finally managed to buy Twitter. And the moment he did, the enraged Left flipped out. Abruptly leftists began trashing their favorite electronic…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: How America Became La La Land

America these last 14 months resembles a dystopia. It is becoming partly the world of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, partly the poet Homer’s land of the…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Loose Nuke Talk

Americans, like the planet’s other 7.5 billion people, are not prone to talk or think much about nuclear weapons. Of course, some of us are old enough to…

Politics | Politics

The Real ‘Reset’ Is Coming

Commentary President Joe Biden believes the Ukraine war will mark the start of a “new world order.” In ...

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: 10 Realities of Ukraine

One. Reassuring an enemy what one will not do ensures that the enemy will do just that and more. Unpredictability and occasional enigmatic silence bolster…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Crowded Road to Kyiv

One of the oddest commentaries about the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the boilerplate reaction that “borders can’t change in modern Europe” or “this does not…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Gathering Storm in the West

Canada is now governed by absurdism, and it is symptomatic of an ailing Western elite. Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week invoked martial…

Politics | POLITICS

Victor Davis Hanson: Joe Biden, Alchemist?

Medieval alchemists sought to turn base metals into precious metals like gold. The more the alchemists bumped into the reality that gold was an element…

Politics | POLITICS

Why Putin Has Not Been Deterred

Americans want an autonomous Ukraine to survive. They hope the West can stop Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strangulation of both Ukraine and NATO.

Politics | Politics

Wokeism Is a Cruel and Dangerous Cult

Wokeism has been described by its critics as the omnipresent use of race—and to a lesser extent, gender—to replace meritocracy and thus ensure equality of…

Politics | POLITICS

Victor Davis Hanson: Conspiracies as Realities, Realities as Conspiracies

American politics over the last half decade has become immersed in a series of conspiracy charges leveled by Democrats against their opponents that, in fact…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Politicizing COVID-19 From the Start

From the moment COVID-19 appeared, the pandemic became inseparable from politics. Political frenzy was inevitable since the SARS-CoV-2 virus likely escaped from…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: What Makes Riots, Conspiracies, Cabals, and Insurrections ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’?

“Indeed, men too often take upon themselves in the prosecution of their revenge to set the example of doing away with those general laws to which alike can look…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?

Recently, Democrats have been despondent over Joe Biden’s sinking polls. His policies on the economy, energy, foreign policy, the border, and COVID-19 all have…

Politics | Opinion

The Ungracious—and Their Demonization of the Past

The last two years have seen an unprecedented escalation in a decades-long war on the American past. But there are lots of logical flaws in attacking prior…

Politics | Politics

Why Is the Left Worried Suddenly About the End of Democracy?

What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy’s future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals…

History | History

Pearl Harbor: A Day That Lives in Infamy

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy bombed the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack shocked the nation and brought it into a world…

Politics | Politics

Why The Left Always Projects › American Greatness

The Left is addicted to projection—the psycho-political syndrome of attributing all of one’s own sins to one’s opponents. The woke apparently do this out of…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: ‘Science,’ They Said

The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking. In empirical fashion scientists advised us to examine evidence and data…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: America's resilience and its resources are not infinite. Can it still work?

The United States just suffered a terrible and shameful defeat in Afghanistan. The catastrophe reminds us that the Biden administration had its politicized military and bureaucracy mostly fixate on diversity, equity and inclusion, and to root out supposed

Politics | Politics

What Is American Wokeness Really About?

Most Americans were as indifferent to the U.S. women's soccer team's recent loss to Sweden in the Olympics as they were excited about the team's World Cup win in 2019.

Politics | Politics

Optimism, Inc.: The Crushing Weight of Lies

Image by SomeMeans @ Getty Images Victor Davis Hanson // VDH’s Blade of Perseus One reason why I remain optimistic about the impending end of wokism and the failure of the cultural revolution…

Politics | Politics

The American Descent into Madness › American Greatness

Nations have often gone mad in a matter of months. The French abandoned their supposedly idealistic revolutionary project and turned it into a monstrous hell…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson Provides Sage Advice But Only One Side Listens

Victor Davis Hanson provides an excellent summary of political divisions in the U.S. after the riots at the Capitol. Only one side of the aisle is listening.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trumpism: Then, Now—and in the Future? - American Greatness

What was, is, and will be the Trump agenda? Against all odds, what elected Trump in 2016 was a recalibration of American foreign and domestic policy—and the art of politicking itself.

Miscellaneous | Interesting

What Is the Middle East In the Middle Of Anymore?

Since World War II, the United States has been involved in a series of crises and wars in the Middle East on the premise of protecting U.S., Western, or global interests, or purportedly all three combined. Since antiquity, the Middle East has been the hub

News | News

The Era of ‘Good’ Fascism?

Consider the recent statements and acts of iconic progressive celebrities. Jane Fonda is chronically furious. This time she directed her wrath at those who disagree about the urgency of ending the …

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: Biden and Booker threats to punch out Trump no laughing matter

Those who brag of wanting to violently attack the president should worry about where their boasts will lead.

Politics | Politics

The Costs of Presidential Candor

Predictably, Donald Trump was attacked both by the establishment and the media as “crude,” “unpresidential,” and “gratuitous” for a recent series of blunt and graphic statements on a variety of current policies. Oddly, the implied charge this