America's Roundtable

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson | The Perils of Wokeism | The Dangerous Balkanization of America | Iran's Drones Target Israeli-Owned Oil Tanker

August 9th, 2021

Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. We discuss critical race theory and corporate wokeism and its adverse impact on education in America, government structures including the military, the rule of law foundation, and our once strong free society. On the foreign policy front, we discuss the tensions escalating in the Middle East with an emboldened Iran threatening the region as seen through the Israeli-owned oil tanker attacked by Iranian drones (confirmed by the US and the UK) killing two people on the ship. Israel's Defense Minister General Gantz warns Iran with military strike.

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Dr. Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history and essays on contemporary culture. He has written or edited twenty-four books, the latest of which is The Case for Trump (Basic Books, 2019). His other books include The Second World Wars (Basic Books, 2017); The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - from Ancient Greece to Iraq (Bloomsbury 2013); The End of Sparta (Bloomsbury, 2011), and other great titles.

Brief excerpt:

_And now in our woke revolution, all that fifty-year effort is also deemed a failure and once again by Democrats. To stop racism and become an “anti-racist,” now one must become just as fixated on race and thus become a racialist. Proportional representation has given way to reparatory action. Colleges now are not expected to admit African-Americans of any and all classes and family incomes as just 12 percent of their incoming classes, but perhaps as 15-20 percent to “make up” for the discrimination sired and fueled by largely their own party for much of its existence.

So will we survive wokeness? Not if racial tribalism reverts to the norms of the former Yugoslavia or Rwanda. Not if merit is written off as rigged racism. Not if enforcement of the law is contextualized by the race of the criminal, and not if 30 percent of the population that controls academia, entertainment, professional sports, major financial and corporate boardrooms, along with traditional, social, and internet media, the foundations, K-12, and the government bureaucracies—all strangle public opinion and stifle popular expression._

Source: Historian’s Corner: Civilizational Death or Renewal? |

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