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Victor Davis Hanson

Articles by Victor Davis Hanson

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HANSON: Why the president doesn't know where he is

In Sam Cooke's classic 1959 hit song "Wonderful World," the lyrics downplayed formal learning with lines such as "Don't know much about history ... . Don't know much about geography." Published August 16, 2013

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HANSON: Giving new meaning to 'let's roll'

We all run across the pill bug in our gardens. At the first sign of danger, the tiny, paranoid crustacean suddenly turns into a ball — in hopes danger will have passed when he unrolls. Published August 9, 2013

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HANSON: Lifeless populism

Occupy Wall Streeters claimed that they were populists. Their ideological opposites, the Tea Partyers, said they were, too. Published August 2, 2013

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HANSON: Back to the 20th-century future

We may be in the era of Facebook and fracking, but 2013 is still beginning to look a lot like the cataclysmic century we just left behind. Published July 26, 2013

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HANSON: The press and its Faustian deal

In the old Dr. Faustus story, a young scholar bargains away his soul to the devil for promises of obtaining almost anything he wants. Published July 5, 2013

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HANSON: America's vast margin of error

The Obama administration is facing scandals everywhere - using the Internal Revenue Service to punish political enemies, seizing the phone records of Associated Press and Fox News reporters, monitoring phone and email accounts of millions, and making up stories about what happened in Benghazi, Libya. Published June 14, 2013

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HANSON: When paranoia becomes prescience

Government is now so huge, powerful and callous that citizens risk becoming proverbial serfs without the freedoms guaranteed by the Founding Fathers. Published May 24, 2013

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HANSON: The end of 'hope and change'

In then-Sen. Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he ran to the left of Hillary Rodham Clinton as a moral reformer. Mr. Obama promised to transcend the old politics and bring a new era of hope-and-change transparency to Washington. Published May 17, 2013

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HANSON: The irrelevant Middle East

Since antiquity, the Middle East has been the trading nexus of three continents — Asia, Europe and Africa — and the vibrant birthplace to three of the world's great religions. Published May 3, 2013

HANSON: Confronting the dreaded D-word

Deportation has become a near-taboo word. Yet the recent Boston bombings inevitably rekindle old questions about the way the United States admits, or at times deports, foreign nationals. Published April 26, 2013

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HANSON: A nation of promiscuous prudes

More than 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. Yet Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel still found time to berate the fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A for not sharing "Chicago values" apparently because its founder does not approve of same-sex marriage. Published April 19, 2013

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HANSON: The sum of dual fears

The idea of a nuclear Iran and of preventing a nuclear Iran terrifies security analysts. Published April 12, 2013

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HANSON: After Obama

We can imagine what lies ahead in 2017 — no matter the result of either the 2014 midterm elections or the 2016 presidential outcome. Published April 5, 2013