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Articles by Victor Davis Hanson

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HANSON: The Israeli Spring

Israel could be forgiven for having a siege mentality — given that at any moment, old front-line enemies Syria and Egypt might spill their violence over common borders. Published August 30, 2013

HANSON: Triviality versus reality

Two quite different 21st-century Americas are emerging. The nation is not so much divided by "wars" between the rich and poor, men and women, or white and non-white. Instead, there is the world of reality versus that of triviality. Published August 22, 2013

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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