Victor Davis Hanson: Special investigators often have their own moral lapses

Victor Davis Hanson: Special investigators often have their own moral lapses

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was supposed to run a narrow investigation into accusations of collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government. But so far, Mr. Mueller’s work has been plagued by almost daily improper leaks (e.g., “sources report,” “it emerged,” “some say”) about investigations that seem to have little to do […]

Victor Davis Hanson: China imports Western technology while deriding the West

Victor Davis Hanson: China imports Western technology while deriding the West

A few weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a Soviet-style five-year plan for China’s progress at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Despite his talk of global cooperation, the themes were familiar socialist boilerplate about Chinese economic and military superiority to come. Implicit in the 205-minute harangue were echoes of the themes of the […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Some American allies only survive through U.S. protection

Victor Davis Hanson: Some American allies only survive through U.S. protection

The world equates American military power with the maintenance of the postwar global order of free commerce, communications and travel. Sometimes American power leads to costly, indecisive interventions like those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya that were not able to translate superiority on the battlefield into lasting peace. But amid the frustrations of American foreign […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Nuclear club rules scorned by rogue nations

Victor Davis Hanson: Nuclear club rules scorned by rogue nations

Given North Korea’s nuclear lunacy, what exactly are the rules, formal or implicit, about which nations can have nuclear weapons and which cannot? It is complicated. In the free-for-all environment of the 1940s and 1950s, the original nuclear club included only those countries with the technological know-how, size and money to build nukes. Those realities […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Islamic State can be defeated by free-thinking peoples

Victor Davis Hanson: Islamic State can be defeated by free-thinking peoples

The Islamic State (ISIS) just lost its capital at Raqqa, and with it the last of the terrorist group’s fantasies of establishing a Middle East caliphate. In recent years, ISIS has horrified global audiences with video clips of unspeakable atrocities. What sort of human beings could behead, incinerate, drown, torture and blow up innocent civilians, […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Political polarization makes it seem like 1968 all over again

Victor Davis Hanson: Political polarization makes it seem like 1968 all over again

Almost a half-century ago, in 1968, the United States seemed to be falling apart. The Vietnam War, a bitter and close presidential election, anti-war protests, racial riots, political assassinations, terrorism and a recession looming on the horizon left the country divided between a loud radical minority and a silent conservative majority. The United States avoided […]

Victor Davis Hanson: NFL protests hurt the fans and the funding

Victor Davis Hanson: NFL protests hurt the fans and the funding

The National Football League is a glass house that was cracking well before Donald Trump’s criticism of players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. The NFL earned an estimated $14 billion last year. But 500-channel television, internet live streaming, video games and all sorts of other televised sports have combined to threaten the […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Silicon Valley now seen as greedy

Victor Davis Hanson: Silicon Valley now seen as greedy

When left and right finally agree on something, watch out: The unthinkable becomes normal. So it is with changing attitudes toward Silicon Valley. For the last two decades, Apple, Google, Amazon and other West Coast tech corporations have been untouchable icons. They piled up astronomical profits while hypnotizing both left-wing and right-wing politicians. Conservative administrations […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Election tampering by Russia still without evidence

Victor Davis Hanson: Election tampering by Russia still without evidence

On her current book tour, Hillary Clinton is still blaming the Russians (among others) for her unexpected defeat in last year’s presidential election. She remains sold on a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump successfully colluded with Russian President Vladimir Putin to rig the election in Mr. Trump’s favor. But allegations that a president won an […]

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