Trump Is Cutting Old Gordian Knots

By: Victor Davis Hanson The proverbial knot of Gordium was impossible to untie. Anyone clever enough to untie it would supposedly become the king of Asia. Many princes tried; all failed. When Alexander the Great arrived, he was challenged to unravel the impossible knot. Instead, he pulled out his sword and cut through it. Problem…

The Distortions of Our Unelected Officials

By:       Victor Davis Hanson On March 17, ex-CIA Director John Brennan tweeted about the current president of the United States: “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. … America will triumph over you.”…

The Paradoxes of the Mueller Investigation

By: Victor Davis Hanson Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals for allegedly conspiring to sow confusion in the 2016 presidential election. The chance of extraditing any of the accused from Vladimir Putin’s Russia is zero. Some of the Russians’ Keystone Cops efforts to disrupt the election favored Donald Trump (as well as…

Why FISA-gate Is Scarier Than Watergate

By: Victor Davis Hanson The Watergate scandal of 1972-74 was uncovered largely because of outraged Democratic politicians and a bulldog media. They both claimed that they had saved American democracy from the Nixon administration’s attempt to warp the CIA and FBI to cover up an otherwise minor, though illegal, political break-in. In the Iran-Contra affair…

Rethinking the Geography of Power

By: Victor Davis Hanson Where the seats of power are located matters. Given the populist revolt in the United States and Europe against the so-called “global elite,” it is time to refigure the geography of governmental and transnational power. Take the United Nations. Much of the international body’s perceived negatives derive from being in the…