Entries by Victor Davis Hanson

Our Post-Hamas Wreckage

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

As Hamas goes, so with it go many of the following related Western pretensions. The Passions of 9/11, Redux It has been 22 years since we saw crowds throughout the Middle East celebrating the murder of 3,000 civilians—and since newspapers had daily “idiot watch” notices of American intellectuals defending radical Islamist mass murderers. And now […]

Reflections on Israel’s New Existential War

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

The Hamas invasion was designed to shock Israelis through their pre-civilizational desecration of the bodies of the dead There have been plenty of terrorist attacks on Israel. A dozen or so conventional wars of various magnitude have been waged against the Jewish state. And more often there have been mixtures of both. Yet never have […]

Here’s How Biden Admin Destroyed Our Immigration Law

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Since early 2021 we have witnessed somewhere between 7 million and 8 million illegal entries across the now-nonexistent southern border of the U.S. The more the border vanished, the more federal immigration law was rendered inert, and the more Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spun fantasies that the “border is secure.” He is now written off as […]

Weekend Read: What the Left Did to Our Country

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

Will their upheaval  succeed?   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, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, the administrative state, academia, foundations, social media, entertainment, professional sports, and Hollywood. With such support, between 2009-17, Barack Obama was […]

Have We Forgotten the Russian Way of War?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

“I think I am not exaggerating when I say that the campaign against Russia has been won in fourteen days.” General Franz Halder, June, 1941, Chief of Staff, Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres   Masters and commanders of history who have sworn that they have defeated an incompetent, disorganized, and corrupt Russian army are legion. For a time they […]

Joe Biden, Habitual Racialist Demagogue

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

The most recent liberal ABC News/Washington Post poll showed President Joe Biden’s approval rating at 36%—the lowest in history for a president at this point in his first term. Biden’s low popularity is no mystery. He inherited energy independence, affordable gas prices, historically low interest rates, low inflation, calm overseas, a low crime rate, and […]

The New Ugly Americans

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

The old cultural imperialism was supposedly greedy corporatism like Disneyland, McDonald’s, and Starbucks sprouting up worldwide to supplant local competitors. But these businesses spread because they appealed to free-will consumer demand abroad. They were not imposed top down. The U.S. presence in Afghanistan collapsed in August 2021 amid the greatest American military humiliation in modern […]

The Impending Thermidor Reaction in Jacobin America

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

At peak woke, our reign of terror is beginning to lose momentum because its continuation would destroy all the work of 247 years of American progress and sacrifice.   The decade-long French Revolution that broke out in 1789 soon devolved into far more than removing the monarchy, as it became antithetical to the earlier American […]

The Useful Veneer of the Aging Democrat

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Joe Biden is now 80 years-old. He will be 82 when he campaigns for the 2024 presidency—and a clearly debilitated 86 should he be elected and fill out his second term. He has been in government for over a half-century. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and current representative from California is 83. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), […]

The Biden 10-Step Plan for Global Chaos

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

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? Why are Japan and India shrugging that they cannot follow the United States’ lead in boycotting Russian oil? Why is the president of Brazil […]