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Americans spend more money on Botox, face lifts and tummy tucks than on the age-old scourges of polio, small pox and malaria.

Americans spend more money on Botox, face lifts and tummy tucks than on the age-old scourges of polio, small pox and malaria.

This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge that there is no hope in victory - and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice. ---->>>

States are like people. They do not question the awful status quo until some dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking. ---->>>

Often, the pretexts for starting a war are not real shortages of land, food or fuel, but rather perceptions - like fear, honor and perceived self-interest. ---->>>

History has shown that a government's redistribution of shrinking wealth, in preference to a private sector's creation of new sources of it, can prove more destructive than even the most deadly enemy. ---->>>

Popular culture is simply a reflection of what the majority seems to want. ---->>>

War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm. ---->>>

In history, one gathers clues like a detective, tries to present an honest account of what most likely happened, and writes a narrative according to what we know and, where we aren't absolutely sure, what might be most likely to have happened, within the generally accepted rules of evidence and sources. ---->>>

Any time the Western way of war can be unleashed on an enemy stupid enough to enter its arena, victory is assured. ---->>>

The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate American help and idealism far more than French perfidy. It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom - never. ---->>>

The gradual decline of a society is often a self-induced process of trying to meet ever-expanding appetites, rather than a physical inability to produce past levels of food and fuel, or to maintain adequate defense. ---->>>

Even in its third century, America is still the most meritocratic nation in the world. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
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Victor Davis Hanson (born September 5, 1953 in Fowler, California) is an American classicist, military historian, columnist, and farmer. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets. He is a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno, and is currently the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in classics and military history at Stanford University's Hoover Institution (wikipedia)