Victor Davis Hanson – No Free Lunch

Sometimes another writer says it so well you don’t have to any more! If you are fairly conservative, I think you’ll enjoy the way Hanson articulates his concerns for the economy.

In particular, I’m glad he’s addressing this:

Some of us—who read literally and carefully Dreams from My Father, and its quite disturbing declarations about race—were worried about Obama’s racial obsessions.

I still think this president has the potential to do more harm than good in America’s struggle for racial understanding. That book explained over and over again Obama thought he was entitled to more. Doesn’t it bother anyone the only history we have on our President is that which he wrote himself? In which he admits to fabricating parts in his prologue?

The article was a tip courtesy VonSteuben’s Facebook page.

Comments

  1. “That book explained over and over again Obama thought he was entitled to more.”

    I took that a little differently, more like a confession: I was a self-absorbed callow youth, and I grew out of it.

    Who among us hasn’t been there?

  2. Street of a Thousand Blossoms? I guess it fits–self-absorbed youth who grows out of it.

  3. Um, not many of us reinvent a personal history and publish it to the world. But if you did that, then wow, it’s a lot more than I would have guessed.

    (In Street of a Thousand Blossoms I’d say the self-absorbed youth is bombed out of it. That was one heck of a summer read.)

  4. “Um, not many of us reinvent a personal history and publish it to the world. But if you did that, then wow, it’s a lot more than I would have guessed.”

    You are a lot of fun, Cindy. I’ll sign a copy for you.
    😉

  5. Just for the record, I’d like two – one to keep and one to sell.

    I see your point; you see mine. It keeps us civil.

  6. Thank you for the hat tip. Hanson is one of my favorite historians and political commentators as he takes a very long-term view of issues, puts them in historical context, and does not fall into the “history started when I was born” trap.