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Victor Davis Hanson, Best-Selling, Smeared Author

Last night our colleague Victor Davis Hanson, the author of the new bestseller The Case for Trump, was on Fox News Channel’s The Story with Martha MacCullum vigorously attacking anti-Semitism. Today, taking a break from mocking pro-lifers, The Bulwark published an aggressive attack on the book and its author, in which reviewer Gabriel Schoenfeld casts VDH as a modern-day version of a Nazi mouthpiece and sympathizer. Somewhere in some fiery pit, Gore Vidal is smiling in admiration.

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Jay-Z Joins the Ranks of the Insufficiently Woke

Rapper and mogul Jay-Z announced his company’s new partnership with the National Football League and has made much of the social-justice Left furious: I think that we forget that Colin [Kaepernick]’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice, correct? So, in that case, this is a success; this is ... Read More
Culture

‘Good Verse, Bad Verse, and Chaos’

I love reading Sarah Ruden, and I’ve enjoyed the attention given to Walt Whitman in these pages over the last few days. Ruden gives the poet the back of her hand for being championed by — angels and ministers of grace, defend us! — intellectuals and professors, a poet “whom ordinary Americans most ... Read More