Victor Davis Hanson explains the work of President Trump’s 1776 Commission (a body on which he served), describes the decline of history as an academic discipline, and explains why humility is an essential ingredient when judging figures from the past.

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  1. Dr.Guido Member
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    I found out that Dr. Hanson can get cancelled in the Wall St Journal. In a comment I made on line I referenced “VD Hanson”. It turns out that ‘vd’ is verboten and only when I wrote “V.D.” with the periods would they allow the comment. I’m not too crazy about our Brave New World….of 1984. AKA The OBiden Era 2021.

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  2. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    Of course the 1776 Commission is controversial–to Totalitarians. It’s a new world with no place for gentlemen scholars. It’s now all bludgeons and the glee of power over others.

    Am I going too far? Talk to anyone who was raised in a communist country.

    Stay tuned.

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  3. colleenb Member
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    Great insight as usual Professor Hanson.

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  4. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Winston Smith will be working overtime with our new Woke overlords 

     

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  5. Taras Coolidge
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    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    Of course the 1776 Commission is controversial–to Totalitarians. It’s a new world with no place for gentlemen scholars. It’s now all bludgeons and the glee of power over others.

    Am I going too far? Talk to anyone who was raised in a communist country.

    Stay tuned.

    The Democratic Party thrives on race hatred. Anything that undermines the “systematic racism” narrative is a threat to its power.

    And a threat to the Party’s allies, the teachers’ unions, which are largely responsible for the miseducation of black kids.

    In his new book, 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project, Peter W. Wood demolishes the New York Times’ latest attempt to promote race hatred:

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1620-peter-w-wood/1137347205

    (Just don’t buy it — or anything else — from Amazon!)

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