Victor Davis Hanson, historian
Victor Davis Hanson is revered in conservative circles for his scintillating scholarship and historical knowledge. I really don't know what we'd do without his insights to put current events into perspective. From the NRO (and other syndication sites):
In the past week, Don Imus was fired, all charges against the Duke University lacrosse players were dropped, and almost everyone has offered a sermon about the racial and class issues involved in both cases. But we need look only to the Ancient Greeks for the best insight.Thanks for the .... ummm, "explanation"....
The Greeks believed that insolence naturally leads to bullying, or hubris. This arrogance induces a mad behavior called ate. Finally, that recklessness earns well-earned destruction unleashed by the god Nemesis.
In other words, what goes around comes around — big time.
No one gets a pass, according to the Greeks. Just ask the arrogant Oedipus, who ultimately stabbed his own eyes out.
Ummm, VD, clue fer ya: Those are myths.
But if you really believe in this "karma" stuff (no, VD, the Greeks didn't take out a patent on it), care to explain why Dubya's mug is not some bloody self-inflicted mess? Perhaps he's just too stoopid to see exactly who he's been f*cking over. Maybe if Jenna and Not-Jenna went to Iraq, and came home as a pulpy mess in body bags....