Victor Davis Hanson

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Re: Victor Davis Hanson

Post by Doc » Tue May 30, 2017 8:07 am

The classes and the races to weak to master the new conditions of life must give way {..} They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust --Karl Marx

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Re: Victor Davis Hanson

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Tue May 30, 2017 9:06 am

I like how VDH acknowledged at the end of the video the inevitable flow and ebb of empires. This isn't strange to him as a historian though it seems to miss the plank for just about everyone in American foreign policy.......'>........

Korea was successful to the extent nation building wasn't an issue. The biggest affront of the war, at least to the American public, is that no one saw an existential threat to the Republic that justified a general draft. Opposing the Left didn't seem sufficient reason to line up at the recruiting station - at least the second hand impression I got.........
Let's try this modelling exercise. Let's envision a world in a parallel universe somewhere let's say, where I'm right.........

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Re: Victor Davis Hanson

Post by Doc » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:19 pm

lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 9:06 am
I like how VDH acknowledged at the end of the video the inevitable flow and ebb of empires. This isn't strange to him as a historian though it seems to miss the plank for just about everyone in American foreign policy.......'>........

Korea was successful to the extent nation building wasn't an issue. The biggest affront of the war, at least to the American public, is that no one saw an existential threat to the Republic that justified a general draft. Opposing the Left didn't seem sufficient reason to line up at the recruiting station - at least the second hand impression I got.........
Korea was the forgotten war as so many have said. During Vietnam many signed up even though there was not that much of a recruiting effort.
The classes and the races to weak to master the new conditions of life must give way {..} They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust --Karl Marx

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Re: Victor Davis Hanson

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:05 pm

There's that..... a sufficient recruiting effort would've raised sufficient manpower for the cause, but there was this "citizen army vs. professional army" debate going on that I thought was beyond stupid. Global hegemons have standing army, that's a basic requirement......
Let's try this modelling exercise. Let's envision a world in a parallel universe somewhere let's say, where I'm right.........

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