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Victor Davis Hanson’s Magnum Opus

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Posted By: DW626, 5/14/2022 7:30:53 AM

Victor Davis Hanson is one of the most respected historian/intellectuals of the conservative movement; I have been an enthusiast of his work going back to my first experience with his erudition and eloquence—The Western Way of War (1989, 2nd ed. 2000), an explanation of why citizen soldiers are so effective and why Western Armies have been so lethal. Now he is past 24 books and hundreds if not thousands of essays as well as appearances regularly on TV that all provide sober, thought-provoking and insightful political commentary. Any observer of VDH cannot help but be impressed with his solid and thoughtful analysis of political and social

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Reply 1 - Posted by: RCFLyer98 5/14/2022 8:10:34 AM (No. 1154948)
Truly a National Treasure is VDH . . . IMHO, of course!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: reefdiver 5/14/2022 9:00:40 AM (No. 1155001)
Agree with #1.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative 5/14/2022 9:34:54 AM (No. 1155036)
Citizenship is commitment to a nation and fellows. Until recently in the human experience, civilizations were led by men claiming divine origins and rights. (The exceptions prove the rule.) Contrarily, the American culture was once centered on individual liberty with government a secondary presence in life. That culture is quickly dying. Government is recognized as the new core by a growing majority, controlling damn near every aspect of life by regulation or distribution, promoted/seen as the solution for every social and operational ill. Baby formula, for example, is today's "bread" - a good that humanity did not have for millennia and somehow survived. Today, it is apparently central to surviving childhood. This shortage is an effective club with which to smack the current administration. Apparently, no homebrew substitute is acceptable, and mothers, particularly working- and single-types, are modern-day goddesses featured in the media along with empty shelves. And why is there a shortage? Call it corporate irresponsibility or excessive government intervention. Save us, Joe! What's a good citizen to do? Now, in Ancient Athens...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/14/2022 10:24:00 AM (No. 1155091)
A voice in the political wilderness...as the politicians go about stealing and collecting huge bribes to sell us out!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 5/14/2022 10:35:11 AM (No. 1155113)
No liberal has ever said that VDH is full of crap, now have they? What they can't ridicule, they fear. VDH is like conservative "garlic" to leftist "vampires."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Zigrid 5/14/2022 10:58:35 AM (No. 1155136)
Victor Davis Hanson is a treasure...his insights are amazingly spot on...and his calm and methodical manner keeps you riveted as he presents his theory ...always backed up with "facts" not opinions....
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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer 5/14/2022 11:06:26 AM (No. 1155143)
Just as the useless masks were in effect our 'slave collars', a visible kowtow, the shortage of formula (which is like the proverbial daily 'rice bowl') serves as a harbinger of food shortages to come. This concocted shortage says: obey the State; otherwise, tomorrow your rice bowl may be empty. Funny, the more china takes over us, the more we become like them. UGH!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 5/14/2022 11:13:23 AM (No. 1155152)
Such an important and valuable thinker and American! If most constitutional conservatives homeschooled their kids with the classics America could do an ‘about face.’ Let’s pray and plan and renew our effort! Get involved locally… as so many parents now are. We can do this! Give me liberty or give me death. ~ Patrick Henry TBIYTC
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Reply 9 - Posted by: czechlist 5/14/2022 11:21:34 AM (No. 1155160)
With all respect to VDH, Walter Williams (RIP), Thomas Sowell, Rush (RIP) and so many others - what they do/did validates and documents what any one with knowledge of history, common sense and critical thinking skills know and the ability to present the facts.Unfortunately those in most need of the knowledge who do not possess such cognitive abilities are not likely to wish to be exposed and educated. I share Bonhoeffer's futility.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/14/2022 11:23:17 AM (No. 1155162)
Agree with what VDH says. Seriously doubt we will recognize this country in another generation given what's going on now. It's not just immigration either. Look at what is being taught to our children. Education has become woke. Look at our DEBT! The question ends up being who will fix it? It won't be the Democrats. They have caused most of the problems. It won't be Republicans. Look at their unwillingness to go out on a limb regarding the 2020 election. Look at their silence regarding the so-called January 6 'insurrection' and their complacency regarding the fake 'commission' to 'investigate' it. A person like Trump could fix things but Washington got the better of him in the end. His own party would not protect him. Sorry for the pessimism, but I don't see a good ending here.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/14/2022 11:39:21 AM (No. 1155180)
The truly sad part of all this is that BY FAR most American citizens don't know who VDH is. My kids do.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: The Remnants 5/14/2022 1:33:55 PM (No. 1155327)
Just returned Dr. Hanson's book to my library. As usual, VDH makes the complex simple. Never disappoints.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dino Sayer 5/14/2022 2:06:19 PM (No. 1155350)
With reference to the mentions of the shortage if infant formula, here is an emergency recipe for home made infant formula: 13 ounces sweetened condensed milk. 20 ounces bottled water. 4 ounces karo corn syrup. Maybe x together and pour into clean, preferably sterilized baby bottles, 4 ounces to each bottle. Keep in refrigerator until used. Only use this as an emergency measure, go back to canned formula when available.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Maggie2u 5/14/2022 2:30:50 PM (No. 1155369)
Poster #13, sweetened condensed milk is not the correct milk to use. Use regular condensed milk. That's the recipe my mother was sent home with when my youngest brother was born in 1958. I was going through her things last month and she still had the recipe on a card the hospital sent her home with. And remember, never use honey, it's a raw agricultural product and is very dangerous to babies.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 5/14/2022 3:23:24 PM (No. 1155406)
Rome’s fall was coincident with the allowing of citizenship for so-called barbarians, meaning at the time non-citizens under the auspices of the empire. Allowing in these hordes (oh you racist lol) does not benefit the nation yet here we are. Anyway I’ll make just one more comment, and that so-called globalization benefits globalist politicos of both parties… largely funded one way or the other by those who seek our downfall. Many lol have been simply bought out like the president.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 5/14/2022 3:26:29 PM (No. 1155411)
#6 comment was eye opening… no. the left won’t get near VDH because they know he is correct and would eviscerate them.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 5/14/2022 11:23:44 PM (No. 1155695)
#13,14, may I respectfully suggest contacting the LaLeche League re feeding babies… or a Holistic Pediatrician. Babies not nursing do not need to be fed anything sweet, except maybe a mashed up organic banana or regular avocado with plain Greek yogurt, NO/Nothing with added sugar! https://lllusa.org/locator/ This will help preclude numerous issues later in their precious lives! TBIYTC
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