- Michael Bloomberg thumbs FAA ban, plots course to Israel
- California bans full-contact football practices in off-season
- Thune: Downed fighter jets show more evidence of separatist capabilities
- Obama tells DNC fundraising crowd: ‘I’m not overly partisan’
- Chambliss: Downed jet ultimately goes back to Putin
- Perdue strategy: Run against Reid, Obama, Pelosi
- White House: More changes to contraception mandate coming
- ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’
- Netanyahu’s spokesman: Safe to fly to Israel
- Oregon vandals smear cars with doughnuts, pastries, chocolate bars
Topic - Victor Davis Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson's "The cruel cynicism of Mexican emigration" (Commentary, July 22) puzzlingly argues that Mexicans do not come to America for economic causes. Citing lower unemployment and higher growth rates, Mr. Hanson paints a false picture of the Mexican economy.
The other day another pundit came to my side. I have been watching this steady trickle of sages joining the cause ever since the spring of 2012 when I pronounced, at book-length, complete with footnotes, "The Death of Liberalism."
Victor Davis Hanson has concluded that the strategic landscape of the post-Cold War world looks less like the 19th and 20th centuries than the age of classical warfare, when actors that resembled today's nation-states regularly dealt with non-state actors ranging from giant tribal alliances to small-scale insurgencies.
In his book “Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power,” historian Victor Davis Hanson wrote: “In the long annals of military history, it is difficult to find anything quite like Rorke's Drift, where a beleaguered force, outnumbered forty to one, survived and killed twenty men for every defender lost.”
Mr. Hanson then claims that Mexicans are no longer heading to America to escape starvation.