Dr. Victor Davis Hanson is an American treasure, and he has more intellectual power on his worst day than either Joe Biden or Heels-Up Harris ever did on the best day they ever lived. In this clip, he lays out something I’ve been saying for years, only Dr. Hanson does it far more eloquently – and he brings receipts. Give it a listen. It’s worth fourteen minutes of your day.
On To the Links!
Abolish the FBI. Yeah, I think we’ve likely come to that point.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
One of the most talented songwriters and performers of the Seventies was Carly Simon, best known for tunes like Anticipation and You’re so Vain. But one of my favorites of her work is the 1971 tune That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be, from her debut album Carly Simon. I enjoy the song in spite of its rather pessimistic outlook on marriage, which I don’t share; my parents enjoyed a happy marriage for 71 years, and while my first marriage ended after only six years, I have been married to my own dear Mrs. Animal for over thirty years and we couldn’t be happier.
Anyway – I still really enjoy this song, and Carly Simon’s vocals. Here is a live performance, again from 1971, in which Carly Simon shows eloquently how beauty and talent can go together. And you know what’s great? Look at that audience. No cell phones held up, no heads turned down towards their little screens, just a lot of people watching the show. Enjoy.