Victor Davis Hanson examines the constituent parts of Donald Trump’s political beliefs and attempts to deduce the animating principles of Trumpism.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    Less than sixteen minutes and so much here. A very meaty podcast, and good analysis.

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  2. Dustoff Inactive
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    Arahant (View Comment):
    Less than sixteen minutes and so much here. A very meaty podcast, and good analysis.

    ARAHANT agreed.  VDH is da bomb.

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  3. Richard Fulmer Inactive
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    I hope Dr. H is right, but when he says that Trump will speak “softly,” I have to wonder on what that prediction is based.  Hopefully, it’s more than just wishful thinking.

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  4. I Walton Member
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    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):
    I hope Dr. H is right, but when he says that Trump will speak “softly,” I have to wonder on what that prediction is based. Hopefully, it’s more than just wishful thinking.

    Doesn’t he always start out positively and without harshness or insults in gestures and words of reaching out?  It’s that he strikes back quickly and without great subtlety.  His stick, for now anyway, is limited to words and access.

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  5. Richard Fulmer Inactive
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    I Walton (View Comment):
    Doesn’t he always start out positively and without harshness or insults in gestures and words of reaching out?

    No.  Take, for example, his harsh attacks on the intelligence agencies for delivering a message that he didn’t want to hear.  It may turn out that he’s right and the agencies are playing a false game, but we don’t know that yet and I doubt that he does.

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  6. Lazy_Millennial Inactive
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    As a fan of VDH who has read most of his columns for the past year, someone’s gotta say it:

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