We are postponing another rendezvous with reality. But as we near $30 trillion in debt, what cannot go on much longer soon probably won’t.
Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won,” from Basic Books. You can reach him by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. His columns appears Sundays in the Review-Journal.
Blue-state governors wanted long lockdowns; red-state governors not so much.
Seventy-five years ago this month, Germany surrendered, ending the European theater of World War II. At the war’s beginning, no one believed Germany would utterly collapse in May 1945.
Will the party let him go?
Given the circumstances, the stakes are higher than usual.
The virus may burn out, but an even scarier world continues.
Both sides know, but will deny, that politics plays a role in how they view the crisis.
The choice is ours how we emerge from this pandemic.
Any laxity in fighting the virus is not to be found with the United States, but rather with its loudest and most opportunistic critics.