Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness President Trump recently ordered and then called off a retaliatory strike against Iran for destroying a U.S. surveillance drone. The U.S. asserts that the drone was operating in international space. Iran claims it was in Iranian airspace. Antiwar critics of Trump’s Jacksonian rhetoric turned … Read more → Please … Read moreAmerica Can Afford to Stay Calm with Iran
Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Progressives do not see the United States as an exceptional uniter of factions and tribes into a cohesive whole—each citizen subordinating his tribal, ethnic, and religious affinities to a shared Americanism, emblemized by our national motto e pluribus unum. Instead, they prefer e uno plures: out … Read more → Please … Read moreCrack-ups at the Crossroads of Intersectionality
Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness In May 2018, the Donald Trump Administration withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal. The United States then ramped up sanctions on the Iranian theocracy to try to ensure that it … Read more → Please … Read moreWe Hold All the Cards in the Showdown with Iran
Victor Davis Hanson // Nationals Review President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have worked the U.S. into an advantageous position with a consistent policy toward bad actors. We are now at a point that even left and right agree that China’s rogue trajectory had to be altered. And while progressive critics … Read more → Please … Read moreThe China-Iran-Border Matrix
Victor Davis Hanson // National Review ‘Third World” is now an anachronistic geographical term of the old Cold War. But after 1989, “Third World” was reinvented from a political noun into an adjective to mean more than just Asian, African, and Latin American nations nonaligned with either the West or … Read more → Please … Read moreAmerica’s First Third-World State
Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Donald Trump is many things. But one thing he is not is a defender of the 2009-2016 status quo and accepted progressive convention. Since 2017, everything has been in flux. Lots of past conventional assumptions of the Obama-Clinton-Romney-Bush generation were as unquestioned as they … Read more → Please … Read moreWhen Normality Became Abnormal
Victor Davis Hanson // Bozeman Daily What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent … Read more → Please … Read moreVictor Davis Hanson: Why are the Western middle classes so angry?
Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness The Russia collusion narrative and associated Robert Mueller hysteria are all but over. Mueller’s obstruction of justice narrative involving the non-crime of collusion is ending, too. Donald Trump’s tax-return psychodrama is going the way of the Emoluments Clause, the Logan Act, the 25th Amendment … Read more → Please … Read moreThe 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different
Victor Davis Hanson // National Review We are told, however, that the FBI’s culture and institutions are exempt from the widespread wrongdoing at the top. Such caution is a fine and fitting thing, given the FBI’s more than a century of public service. Nonetheless, many of those caught up in … Read more → Please … Read moreThe FBI Tragedy: Elites above the Law
Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness ATHENS—After Greece temporarily hosted a pair of U.S. military drones, Greek Defense Minister Panagiotis Kammenos said last fall that, “It’s very important for Greece that the United States deploy military assets in Greece on a more permanent base.” Indeed, Greece just took delivery of … Read more → Please … Read moreGreece Finds New Footing as a Player on the World Stage
Victor Davis Hanson // National Review The more things change, well, the more they . . . So it is with the perpetual German resentments of the U.S. Recently German chancellor Angela Merkel reminded us of that German fixation, when she made some astounding statements to the German media that … Read more → Please … Read moreIs Germany Becoming Germany — Again?
Víctor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Recently, New York writer Fran Lebowitz told Bill Maher on his HBO program that the U.S. government should turn President Donald Trump “over to the Saudis, his buddies—the same Saudis who got rid of that reporter.” Lebowitz thought it was cool to imagine on live television that the … Read more → Please … Read moreTired, Boring—and Dangerous—Celebrity Death Wishing
Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness One way of envisioning the Democratic obsessions with Donald Trump is as an addiction. We have seen the initial impeachment efforts; the attempt to get him under the emoluments clause, the Logan Act and the 25th Amendment; the Russian collusion hoax; the Mueller investigation; … Read more → Please … Read moreTrump Has Become the Democrats’ Great White Whale
Trump And Israel Please read a new essay by my colleague, Barry Strauss in Strategika. The Trump Administration has changed course in various ways from its predecessor when it comes to relations with Israel. Among other things, the current American government has moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, … Read more → Please … Read moreStrategika Issue 58: Current U.S.-Israel Relations
Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Donald Trump inherited a superficially stable world from Barack Obama that, in fact, was quite volatile. There had been no tense standoffs with North Korea, but also apparent intercontinental ballistic missiles with possible nuclear warheads now pointed at the United States. Obama more or … Read more → Please … Read moreTrump’s High-Wire Act of Reestablishing Deterrence without War
Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Before the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the idea that the Russians or anyone else could warp or tamper with our elections in any serious manner was laughed off by President Obama. “There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could … Read more → Please … Read moreColluders, Obstructionists, Leakers, and Other Projectionists