VDH!

Not sure why Victor Davis Hanson has lately invested so much energy in political analysis, but given that he’s extraordinarily clear-eyed, it’s difficult to argue with his theses.  Underneath his latest analysis published on American Greatness is a ray of hope.  Of course the Left has  reached a monumental level of mediocrity, stupidity, mendacity, and hubris, but he maintains that it is unsustainable, with the usual caveat about violence as a persuasive tool.  As per my usual campaign promoting optimism, I believe VDH is on the correct scent trail.  Enjoy!

https://amgreatness.com/2020/02/16/reaching-peak-progressivism/

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5 thoughts on “VDH!”

  1. I read this one this morning.  But didja notice: he feels that from the “peak” we could go either way.

    It reminds me of Victorian novels where the common medical belief seemed to be that an illness would have a “crisis”.  The fever would spike or whatever, and the patient might  die, but if he/she didn’t, then the illness was broken.  Thats  what VDH is saying here isn’t it?  Either our democracy dies, or we enter a period of blessed convalescence?

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  2. Hypatia:
    But didja notice: he feels that from the “peak” we could go either way.

    But for the future to be negative, it will require violence, Victor notes.  I don’t think that beyond some Antifa/Wall St. thugs, the left is any match on this front.  Ask Kurt Schlichter.

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  3. Hypatia:
    I read this one this morning.  But didja notice: he feels that from the “peak” we could go either way.

    It reminds me of Victorian novels where the common medical belief seemed to be that an illness would have a “crisis”.  The fever would spike or whatever, and the patient might  die, but if he/she didn’t, then the illness was broken.  Thats  what VDH is saying here isn’t it?  Either our democracy dies, or we enter a period of blessed convalescence?

    Yes; that is my take on Dr. Hanson’s column.   He is saying that either Trump wins re-election and the Democrats’ ensuing quarrels would result in backing down from peak Progressivism, or else Trump loses and we all go to hell together as Western Civilization collapses.

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