What turned the party of Harry Truman, JFK and even Bill Clinton into a woke neo-Maoist movement?
Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won,” from Basic Books. You can reach him by e-mailing email@example.com. His columns appears Sundays in the Review-Journal.
Class is fluid; race is immutable. So by fixating on race, the left believes that it can divide America into permanent victimizers and victims.
The military is not yet a revolutionary people’s army overseen by commissars. But it is getting there with politicized agendas that split the country in half and abandon the military’s traditional role of unifying in common purpose to defend America.
It was never really about racism, sexism or other isms.
Will China then wait us out, denying the obvious facts?
This time around, members of the left really believe that “by any means necessary” is no mere slogan.
During America’s first-ever national lockdown, thousands of unelected bureaucrats, as well as federal and state governments, assumed enormous powers not usually accorded to them.
The American people are slowly regaining their senses after the epidemic of mass hysteria that gripped the nation last year.
For the left, Israel’s current strength, confidence and success mean it cannot be seen as a victim, but only as a victimizer.
When an arrogant present dismisses the wisdom of the past, then an all too predictable future becomes terrifying.
Our wokists are similarly defending their thought-control efforts.
Today’s universities and colleges bear little if any resemblance to postwar higher education.
As Americans know from their own illustrious history, any nation’s well-being hinges on only a few factors. Its prosperity, freedom and overall stability depend on its constitutional and political stability. A secure currency and financial order are also essential, as is a strong military.
Biden would do well to remember old American diplomatic adages about speaking softly while carrying a big stick.
Wokeness is not really about fairness for minorities, the oppressed and the poor, past or present.