No wonder Americans remain so skeptical of the experts in general and the Washington administrative state in particular.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. His columns appears Sundays in the Review-Journal.
Pollsters, the vast majority of them progressives, have become political operatives.
The 2020 election is not just about Biden sitting on a perceived lead and trying to run out the clock against barnstorming incumbent President Trump.
American habits and behaviors have been radically disrupted and the full consequences of these changes are still unknown.
Anywhere ideology trumps science, public service, history, art and entertainment, ruin surely follows.
Assembly Bill 3121 can be understood — as a loud virtue signal to make up for failed responses to concrete crises.
After COVID-19 arrived in the United States, Atlas consistently warned that government must follow science, not politics, in doing the least amount of harm to its people.
When scientific expertise offers ever-changing, inconsistent and occasionally absurd public health advice, then people turn to their own instincts and innate common sense.
In 2017, the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University found that 93 percent of CNN’s coverage of the Trump administration was negative.
Reason has seldom stopped the outbreak of war — the stuff of ancient passions, bitter history and ethnic and religious frenzy.
Paradoxes happen when what seems real is not — and is known not to be real by those who act as if it is.
Mob seeks to wipe out what it cannot create.
In recent polling, Germans were more anti-American than any other nation in Europe.
Efforts to change time-honored rules for short-term gain are becoming more common on the left.
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, at Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9.