Limbaugh was hated by the left because he was deadly effective in fighting them, and he was feared at times by the Republican establishment — because he could also be deadly effective in fighting it.
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.
These are crazy times. A pandemic led to national quarantine; to self-induced recession; to riot, arson and looting; to a contested election; and to a riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Few of our leaders are very worried about the existential crises left unaddressed by their obsessions with the ghost of Trump.
If Trump’s pushback tried to return to traditions ignored during the Obama years, Biden’s reset promises to become far more radical than Obama’s entire eight years.
The media, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Hollywood, top retired military brass, corporate America, universities and professional sports are all recalibrating the truth for our Year One.
The commission offered the unifying remedy of renewed civic education.
Today, progressive politicians, Wall Street, the media, academia, Hollywood and professional sports are all on the side of the mega-rich tech cartels.
We are now seeing efforts to ban classics of Western and American literature.
Amid the death, destruction and dissension, history will show that America did not fall apart.
Keeping track of our brave new American world is easy.
But Biden should hope that the opposition will not do to him and his party what the Democrats did so bitterly to Trump.
Junking anything with a Trump fingerprint on it will please the hard-left Biden base.
How ironic that the kindred spirits of today’s progressives are not Socrates, Galileo and Harper Lee, but the Athenian mob, Joseph McCarthy and the Taliban.
The president has a number of pathways.
No wonder Americans remain so skeptical of the experts in general and the Washington administrative state in particular.