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on sunday, book tb brings you the latest in nonfiction books and authors. funding for cspan2 comes in these television companies and more. including comcast. >> do you think this just a community center? >> know it's way more than that. comcast is born with 1000 committee centers to create wi-fi enabled so students from low income families can get the tools they need to be ready for anything. comcast, of these television companies support cspan2 as a public service. >> it is my distinct honor to invite up our keynote speaker tonight. doctor victor davis hanson as the winner of thiss year's book price. [applause] [applause] doctor hansen is a longtime friend of isi. he was a faculty associate going all the back to the '90s.
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as i mentioned earlier, he asked roden isi book in 2002 called a bonfire rescuing the classics in an impoverished age. heic also has lectured to isi students on topics such as who killed homer? the origins of the west and what happened to history? he is the marden and ilya anderson fellow at the hoover institution focusing on classic and military history is also the wayne and marsha distinguished visiting fellow scholars of lyclassics regularly appeals on fox news with national review and american greatness but he has received a ba in c classicsf university of california
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classical studies in athens and received his phd from the university of stanford. and his book, the dying citizen how progressive elite, tribalism and globalization are destroying the idea of the americas this year's conservative book of the year. please join me in welcoming doctor victor davis hanson. [applause] [applause] >> can you hear me okay? the first isi event i 2 went to was more than 25 years ago. we were each assigned a student and isi student mine was ilya shapiro's been in the news lately. we have kept up over the years. in fact he once showed up at my
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house, my farm and said i need to be in the arts of agriculture for a month. those my first connectionn with isi. thank you so much for the award. i thought of speak 25 d or 30 minutes about the dying citizen. but one of the things and i wrote the book before the entire george floyd and covid and i added in after words. i think all of us are bewildered right now. i've recently been in downtown denver, downtown seattle it looks likeha hiroshima, it realy does. nobody goes there. santa monica is the same way. venice beach, i was in san francisco not long ago and billion dollars has been invested in solving the homeless problem and it's worse than it ever has been. i said to another group this
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evening peoplee have signs in their carser that say nothing he or unlocked. can you imagine anyone think of that in the united states? we talk about scenes from the border were going to see a lot this summer people say the border is poor spray there is no border how can it be porous when it doesn't exist? i have to go, so many of you do overseas in two weeks. i forget my passport on the way back i will not be able to get in this country. people go back and forth across the border as if it's a birthright without a passport illegally. this idea but you disagree with the supreme court justice so you show up at the person's home and scream and yell at their family you ask yourself what do our enemies and friends abroad think? does vladimir putin look at this and say this is something i can
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take advantage of when i go into ukraine? does china think that? what do your friends say in japan? or europe? what do they say a saturday in chicago is like tombstone or dodge city? what with the people who died in okinawa think about? this is what i died for at okinawa? so how did this happen and how did it happen so quickly? so unexpectedly. maybe covid was a multiplier. i think the answer is the citizen lost control not because they were in the minority they are still in the minority traditional citizens but they lost control of the country to institutional forces that were antidemocratic but had enormous powers of influence and communication and information retrieval, we know what they are they are the media professional sports, hollywood,
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entertainment, silicon valley, wall street. disney corporation, american airlines, pepsi. corporate board rooms and so all of these institutions were a variety of reasons have decided they are going to join this minority of the population reformatting the united states. because they are ideologues and they are losing popular support all ideologues would rather be nspolitically correct, ideologically correct. vegetate losing power become unpopular than to adjust and be considered ideologically incorrect and be popular andng successful. all the things i mentioned signs and symptoms mean nothing.
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believe me our delaware resident joe biden is not going to call up the democratic and republican leaders of the congress and said you know what? the borders open. we'll have differences but for now it's finished the will discuss the present one call up andut say we have discussions of energy, green energy when truckers are paying $7 for diesel fuel in california. let's just finish the keystone pipeline open up and encourage fractures to get going.s try to make sure the lending institution is helpful but it's not really going to do that. he's not going to call up and say we need to stop printing money. we do notot have it. so for now is take a hiatus the interest rates are going to go up a little bit. we're going to try to break the back of what looks like stagflation on the horizon by christmas. he is not going to do that to the degree he knows what he is doing is not going to do that
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became ideologue will not change. they will not change rates more important to be ideologically correct that it is to beti successful by any traditional lead. we are in a situation. so how did the majority of citizenry lose this power to corporations and institutions like facebook or twitter or the "washington post" or npr, pbs or hollywood models were new york entertainment? rfor the people at wall street but how did that happen? the answer is there for an ancient and modern forces that undermine citizenship. very briskly remembered citizenship is the aberration it's not the norm throughout civilization. the idea that individual residents of a particular state, or tribal take upon the burdens opof governance is beyond the ability for people to do.
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you should the norm of history is hit talker see, dictatorshipt monarchy. nothing other than entrusting the power to the people themselves. and yet that happened in the eighth century in greece and set the foundations for a model even though it would fade, reemerge, disappear, reappear has been the cornerstone of western civilization. the idea that citizens are not residents are not subjects, are not slaves but they are independent and the most powerful people that adjudicate. and for citizenship to occur in almost every occasion you have to have a previouss middle-clas. people who are not rich and do not have the resources or the temptations to influence ndgovernment and they are different and impoverished class that looks for the wealthier
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government for support. in other words, in order to be self-governing you have to be self-critical pretty have to b' empirical have to be autonomous. that's the story reappear in various periods was founded on that idea 90% of the population werere going to be small farmers for the ideas are very skeptical. they do not really need government to give them money. they are not dependent on it like before they do not get concessions like the rich. we look at every barometer of middle-class income, purchasing power we have middle-class youth
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$1.7 trillion emergence of various use prolonged evaluations. first time you get married in 27. up to 33 from 20h. the agent people buy their first home way up and fertility rates. fertility 2.119991.7 student just part of the problem were not engaging traditional activities raising families, having children buying a home they take attention away from themselves and invest it with responsibilities other people. traditional catalysts of conservative thought.
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so when we lose the middle class element put the genie cofactor. second worse cofactor in the united states is california. the nation. highest poverty rate. highest number of people below the poverty rate. one out of three people ought assistance. definitionicalat 47th in test scores and has the highest it's futile in
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nature and keep precincts and absorb to influence an election. but we are not going to call that dark money. very dangerous time society without middle-class. read a lot of articles and then a kind of dawned on me they were everything. the city and state say we have
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no arrogance we can expand this model in the way alexander the great did and destroyed civilization aside within these confines these protocols were human. unique city states. that is been very important throughout westernci civilizatin a nationstate within these borders a constitution, whatever without any identity the third
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thing a shared identity in the past theirir pre-civilization starts her history out by saying, by writing pre-city state days people is to migrate. migrate across what is now a border. they were not stationary people. they identified they doled out favors one toward every middle east country whitest country not work? we hire our first cousin.
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by that it means we trust people look like us are related. the latin derivative word three tribes the onset and it did not work. with her closest kin tie the 33rd year of our republic 60 years after the civil rights movement and martin luther kingn admonition of the content of our character where we were reverting to tribal society
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became an south of the mason-dixon line you would say rthis is a very strange societ. they believe in a one drop rule they are racially fixated. they do not have a middle-class. it is the plantation us. there is no middle class. they are a one party state. they talk in succession. the nullify federal law time travel to california you see the same as a one-party state they're completely fixated to the point people who apply to college your ethnic and racial
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status necessarily or superficial appearance undermine the citizen and consensual governmentr the erosion the nonexistence of a middle-class. and the idea going to self select to tribal group in our appearance not premodern but postmodern through these are more sophisticated elite as we know from the constitution iccharacter at first saying deep
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state administrative state, permanent state governments. and these people their attitude andrs epa the irs of a congressperson or a senator or someone wants to invest to get themre their attitude is these people are transitory, we are permanent. we have such ati bureaucratic labyrinth. they won't never have times to master the laws as we do. we outlast them and live longer than they do. tthe epa intact with the pentagon. you're dealing with people may
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not resemble it will enforce it in a way and the appeal they're completely exempt from the rule of law as we know it. and as i said to an earlier group this evening james had an andrew mccabe james klapper and john brennan and lois lerner they all had one thing in common for they had enormous powers all lied under oath or so they could not remember. even some of the sterling reputation we all honor, talk to robert mueller run a 22 month long investigation based on a steele dossier in this dissemination and testify under
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oath to the house intelligence committee when asked. that he hd no idea what the dossier was. he had no idea why his committee existed. his commission existed in the first place. and that was 22 months. it's very dangerous to invest and give up your constitutional rights to people who are not elected. the greater and larger as individual citizen feels they are losing their independence and they need someone to instruct someone give them education. some legalth advice. they want protection the more the deep state says we are here to help you. and pretty soon the state is the master of what was the citizen a as a slave. this and other post modern effort to destroy citizenship in the constitution.
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you've seen it very frequently in the news i call these the evolutionary. these are people that think human nature is malleable and has changed. the constitution is fixed and archaic and the amendment process does not keep up with changing brain chemistry perhaps. and therefore they have to change the constitution or the traditions that surrounded to better reflect this idea that we are really not a constitution of the public we are a radical of the french revolutionary democracy. in other words 51% on any given day want should be enacted immediately. : : news is is the hundred and fifty year old. nine person supreme court, not a word of this 30 years ago when we still had the dynamism of the warren court everybody thought nine justices were wonderful. remember that packing the court was a dirty word. any textbook written i know
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earlier than 20 years ago said that this was fdr's colossal mistake of his administration. a 1937 high on this great landslide in 1936. he tried to create a 15 justice court. so that he could ram through what had been termed could ram through what had been turned a new deal. a lot of the subsequent decisions favored fdr in fear that he would always do that and as elizabeth warren did the s other day and at the preliminy league, we are going to keep saying we are going to pack the ntcourt, pack the court until justice roberts or someone else says please don't pack the court. we will give you a decision that wouldn't want you to pack the court. why pack the court, so that is
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the purpose of it. we are seeing efforts to get rid of the electoral college. no one ever says i want to get rid of the electoral college because the g founders were wro. when we get rid of the electoral college, candidates will stillas go to rural areas and places besides chicago and new york and la and san francisco and houston. they will stay do that but we won't have multiple parties as they do in europe. we will have a two-party system. and we won't have the ability to rig the entire election. if it is some of the reasons. nobody ever mentioned that. we have a national voting compact where you don't have to amend the constitution to get rid of the electoral college you just need 270 votes of the states legislatures saying that it will reflect the national tavote, not the state vote. it's unconstitutional but i
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think we are in what, 60 votes now of getting that 270 figure. the 180-year-old filibuster is also on the table. something that stopped the illegal nomination. sixty years in 50 states with puerto rico and washington the constitution says the federal government from time to time can come in and add adjudicate on a national level but it was considered a rare 18-year-old women's suffrage to make it uniform. about the idea of a national voting law to supersede the states rightss to set the voting protocols and have a variety almost passed. so they are constantly trying to change the system. the most things they are angry about is the senate and they say why does california have
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20 million people per senator and wyoming these right-wing nuts only have 250,000. that's not fair. it has to be proportionate. with no imagination, no curiosity, no interest to going back and seeing what the founders wrotehe about the roman republic or montesquieu's spirit of law or the idea of checks and balances between a demographically apportioned in a state or provincial of her house. there were reasons for it but again there's no interest. finally, this is kind of a meaningless word, global invasion. ly,everybody uses it so promiscuously. the translation ofsm a greek wo. the citizen of the world. it's this idea in the age of commercial and financial globalization that the logical shoe tome fall would be politic.
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we all like globalization. it's antibiotics and sophisticated drugs, if you're a doctor in sub-saharan africa you go on the internet and find the latest protocols for the medical schools. but the idea that because you can do that or the idea that people in rural chinana now say hey, guy or okay, man, or people wear levi's were sneakers in greece doesn't mean that politically or ideologically you want, as the secretary of state, the commission on human rights to add adjudicate. iran has d no right to tell us. we don't want the international criminal court to tell an erofficer in afghanistan whether he would be a war criminal or not to order an artillery strike. there is still a treaty idea that if the deal was not just adeal but the treaty it would
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require ratification. that was the pressure from abroad. the paris climate accord was a treaty so what you're seeing as we have two groups of people about half theon population. one quarter from miami to boston, one quarter of the population from san diego to seattle. one side looking out at the asian tigers and the other on the eu more integrated each coastha with europe and asia thn it is with dayton or bakersfield. all of these people, all of us in this room or perhaps some of them had skills that were transferable to a market that grew from 300 million to 7 billion. it hit me when i wrote an article that was about 2004 and
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all of a sudden people startedut e-mailing that had been a relatively new about the article from south korea. it doesn't make any sense. then all of a sudden i started to notice it when i signed a book contract something that had abeen irrelevant before. all of a sudden there was this addition and this addition. and then a finance, law, insurance, media, professional sports. the los angeles lakers most will come if it doesn't already from china. heso their attitude was we are uniquely qualified through education, temperament, zip code or the professions that we are to have this market and more money came in the van in the history of civilization from 2000 to the present. $6 trillion of market capitalization in silicon valley. levels if you look at i used to look at the fortune 100 years
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ago i think if you are 1 billion you don't get on it but most of the provisions are finance and investments and attack, computers, that kind of thing. real estate, somewhat. so it's winners that have been very successful in the global project. if they were economically so blessed that they could move on to a higher state of political unity and ruth bader ginsburg with the defects of our own so they look abroad and feel the united states is parochial and citizens of the world and then
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these are the people that farm and mayan and produce energy and manufacture and assemble and think because they were not asy successful as i was and they were not cattle brand with this or that. when theyy have a fentanyl criss or there is a rustbelt wipeout they can go to the fields. it's not the outsourcing or the idea that there has to be some type of limit to this vast cosmopolitanism and you can see the vocabulary. just three major politicians. joe biden and hillary clinton and barack obama themselves gave us the vocabulary of the
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portables, irredeemable's offer supposedly the trump were plea trump voter but the idea was they didn't make any money and now they are taking drugs. they are kind of losers and in places that and i'm quoting literally now from a silicon valley. these are not places that you would want to go. in the process, we wrote off half the country. then covid came in a funny thing happened. you can't meet face began to drive twitter and you can't live under a google roof. all of a sudden, people were out there braving covid and the ones all of a sudden you saw for the first time a renegotiation, now
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people comes in very professional people say i don't care if my kid goes to college. i'm going to bera indoctrinated. i would rather have them be a generals contractor. so we start to reevaluate the nobility and we don't think that people that work with their hands are losers they are unique citizens. let me finish by saying these problems that we see with the humiliating retreat from afghanistan and the indoctrination of the schools and the critical race theory or the voluntary suspension of natural gas or oil development or begging vladimir putin are the iranians were the venezuelanss or saudis to produe energy that we have but we feel is beneath us to produce are the crime wave in the major city. these are not the results of the
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volcanic eruptions or foreign wars or tsunamis or even covid, although i think it helped a little bit with the crazy lockdowns. they were self-created and self-inflicted end ideologically driven. they were empirical. it would also be reassuring because what wetr need to destr, ourselves, we can re-create. there's still natural gas on the ground. there's still a physical border and the sense that this is the united states. for all. for the administrative statuses to the evolutionary's premises to the institutional control, whether it's google or the nfl or disney, we are not going to do it anymore. you can call me any name you want in the book, but i am a
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citizen and you work for me. i don't work for you. thank you very much. >> thank you for endowing this award and making tonight possible. we have time for a few more questions. i'm echoing here. the first question is going to be taken from the. the community app that you can download and we will take the first question through that app and then it will be sent to me.
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but after that, we have microphones, one microphone right there. feel free to line up for questions. >> someone who's brave, step up. >> [inaudible]
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[inaudible] at the highest levels of government [inaudible] >> i think you're referring to the uniform code of military justice. i got severely criticized by that. and i have a number of generals that i admire that i'm friends with but my point is simply this that the uniform code of military justice says and has been interpretedh as such to officers both serving and in retirement is subject to recall. so we had maybe 12 or 13 of some
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of the most distinguished officers who did things like the following. they compared the policies with auschwitz. they said that he was hitler like and those were clear violations of the code of military justice. many of them have security clearances. so we have many retired generals, some i should say not many but five, six or seven that would go on television and call about certain controversial issues like the steele dossier collusion with the impression that they were drawing on classified information due to their retired status and the asinformation they were given
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there was no repercussion. then i went a little further and i didn't mean to this in an ad ifhominem, but i said to myselff you reach a four star status when you retire can you not at least have a hiatus before you go on a corporate contractor board? why can'ty you evils back to wht they are paying you not for your expertise and business but your knowledge of the pentagon acquisition. and i said that isn't a easy thing to do. let'so just take a hiatus. there was another element. if you have that culture and you're going through and doing all thesee years of selfless service for the country going all over the world i understand that but when you get to two, three, four star and start
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eyeing theto modus operandi that you're going to require a huge amount of money for your expertise you will condition your views when you are called before congress to fit you consider the evo's and i think that is deleterious. the final thing with a series of articles that suggested we know that the army wasn't a very good army. the united states and matthew almost demolished that with very few resources and killed overr a million. we knowia that when they went io cambodia it wasn't a very good aland the soviet army was almost destroyedst by the nazis in the
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first three weeks until the system was modified. when you have a military and the basis for the advancement and of the ad adjudication whether it's a successful or political we not they were very ambiguous. suddenly they saw it as a wonderful institution because it could fast track the social changes quickly to the chain of command. and it was considered a revolutionary army. i think it is dangerous and it caused the greatest military humiliation defeat in our
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history may be at least since vietnam in 1975. but we had this conversation two years ago and if i had said to you or you had said to me we are sgoing to leave $70 billion of equipment to the terrorist organization and handover the billion-dollar embassy and 400 million-dollar air force base and flee the country without notifying the allies and call all of that a logistical success, no one would believe it. [applause] >> thank you for your remarks tonight. you've been involved for decades in the conservative movement, advancing the status quo on the right. what is the statement that you have most changed your mind about on things that you thought were indelible principles or priorities for the right of center that you realized maybe were not so?
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>> i think what i've learned is that for all of our power and confidence, we are a very fragile nation and that came to me -- i didn't -- i supported the intervention not because i thought that it was wmd but because there were 23 only four of them had to do with the wmd. there were things like the architects of the world trade center first bombing in iraq. suicide bombers that were getting bonuses on the west bank. a the arabs had been almost exterminated. there had been use of poisonous gas. so it violated all of the accords. so there were 23 and it was bipartisan. in fact i think a near majority of democratic senators voted for it, but the house and senate clearly voted for that
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intervention so then it happened. and of course 75% supported the war when the statue of saddam hussein fell but because we really didn't know what we were doing or tried to change the mission statement or strategy from deposing of saddam hussein and sort of letting some provisional government takeover rather than the one that we wanted. we wanted to do the right thing. i went over there twice and when i saw the amount of carnage and investment and dissension at home, i said to myself whatever the cause and efficacy, the country at this time and place is not capable of that anymore. so next time i heard something about going into syria and libya i thought no. and it was tragic because the people you talk to that were fighting the war would say to
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you we are over here and we are winning. why is everybody against it. then you kind of said to them there's only one thing worse than a bad war, and that's losing a bad war and we were going to lose. we'll see what iraq is, but that made a big change. and so the idea of optional middle east engagement on the ground is optional military engagement abroad. the country right now is not capable. it might be if it were attacked like 9/11 again and that was the precursor to iraq but right now at this point, we have got so many problems we are so divided that the idea that you're going to send an air force squadron to the skies of ukraine is absolute lunacy but that is a big change for me. i'm not an isolationist but i wouldn't call myself reluctant and very cautious internationalist at best. >> thank you. [applause]
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you talked about china is the most dangerous adversary maybe in our history. and it's occurred to me if china was looking for a strategy for great power, they might have observed how the soviet union was destroyed which is that it included from within. i wonder if you think there are people in china who hope the united states will become increasingly disintegrated or split as the soviet union did and do you see any evidence that the chinese are trying to encourage that? how do you assess the long-term ability to avoid that fate and assess the prospect in the t
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competition with china? >> i don't think it's controversial now to say the preponderance of evidence, not conclusive but the preponderance of evidence suggests that there was a gain of function. something went wrong that concocted the virus, kind of prejudice speaking of someone that just got over covid. kind of angry at the laboratory. i guess what i'm saying is that they went right to work and immediately through the who and the commercial ties with americans we had people saying orthey are doing a great job whe the who saying that there is no way in the world this came from a gain of function.
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we had the e-mails and i think they were disingenuous from what they later t said. what i'm getting is they understood how the country worked immediately. they pled that they were victims nof traditional american asian racism. we have people saying donald trump said the virus, the china virus in a way that i think the ebola virus with the spanish flu but this time it's racist and they knew that. they understand the role of sentinel and coming across the border. they want an open border. they understand that major countries in europe like china, germany can have special trade relationships that sort of distance themselves and they are working on the germans, so the germans are not on board with their apprehensions about china and the way that we are in countries like australia and japan. so, because they have so many students here and there's so many people in china and because
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in our arrogance we feel anybody that comes over to america and sees our music or popular culture or natural beauty or diversity, they are going to love this country and we want to convert them and then they are going to back and undermine china. i don't think so. i think more likely they look at this and say this is kind of fun and i like to indulge myself but i don't believe it is. they believe that. and the funny thing is in this small 20 year relationship in this symbiosis we've had with china, i think we've become more like china and they've become more like us. i think if i said to you 20 years ago r we have a new relationship with china and a ministry of disinformation in the united states that is so ludicrous i'm not going to be preposterous that is beyond character and yet we do. and we have cancel culture and
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we don't quite do what they did with a pass on people and we do ostracize, cancel, the platform. we have a chinese threat of shaming people the way they did in the cultural revolution. so i think for the most formidable force the united states ever has challenged and our great hope is that we have natural friends, australians, south koreans, japanese, taiwanese who know that even better thann us, the philippine. when they say to us if you will help us we can contain china and maybe it will haveve the same internal contradictions in the soviet union. but right now we should i think follow a pattern not of intervention or confrontation but containment just like we did with the soviet union. [applause]
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>> we are going to take the question andio i'm going to read from the app and then you can answer whatever one you want to answer.ul >> mind will hopefully be brief. in your remarks what struck me as a sense of optimism and this feeling of a drive to reclaim is irresistible for many people. i would ask how does that pair appearwith the statement that te citizenship is a rare thing. this feeling that today many people want to reclaim the notion. how does that square away and how do we forge a path for ordinary men and women to reclaim the sense of being a true citizen that doesn't look
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like the need to reeducation. >> to be succinct and to speak up i didn't hear. >> how do we forge a path to implicate that sense of citizenship? is it something that's going to happen on its own, naturally given the reaction to today's circumstances? and if it isn't, what do we do so it looks like the elites that can recognize this. >> how do we react to the challenges. >> to dovetail what can the young alums in the room help to do to restore the virtue of citizenship in the country. >> civic education is the most important. we have to look at the diverse differences in the schools of education and what people who graduate say if you want
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to go to the school of education we are not going to fight it. you would be better off getting your masters but when you're in an academic discipline, i think the school of education would have much better educated teachers but we have to look at the university and things like tenure and status. getting the federal government out of the student loan business and i think we have to get rid of the ten year and replace it by contracts. basically it is the only profession. [applause] i say that with full knowledge i probably would have been hired on two or three occasions. [laughter] but i think that those are structural reforms that would help. also the question what can we do politically. we've talked about that on the podcast a lot. there's two schools of thought. the devil on one shoulder into
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the angel on the other. the devil people, not saying the old testament is but they are saying victor, they are never going to learn unless they receive it in kind. so we don't want to do this but when we take the house and housd senate, maybe kevin mccarthy should lose his temper and tear of the state of the union address on national tv and see how joe biden likes that the way that nancy pelosi. or maybe we should have ten to 12 investigative committees. a special select committee to invade and to investigate the biden family and its financial fields. a special investigation -- [applause] so look at who concocted the collusion and who spread the lie and in o the fbi or the cia, the doj was complicit and we couldn go on and on and on in doing that and maybe we would have structural reforms to some. maybe we should have a voting law that says you have to have a
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voting lady in every state. something like that. then on the other side, no, no. we don't descend to that level. we are a sermon on the mountain. turn the other cheek. so we will go with an agenda. we won't have an energy agenda. the regulation agenda about the budget. we are too busy to do the right thing and we will be so successful that all of these old tired acrimonious will fade away and the other people say i don't think so. you don't have any deterrence. the world is run by deterrence, song that's the dilemma that we are having right now. and nobody knows what will be the right course. i just would say i sure hope to god they have an agenda so they hit the ground running if they were to take the senate and the house and maybe even the large, i don't think that they will get the seats but i would like them ito do that. so they have to have an agenda but at some point they have to
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communicate to the progress of hard left that hijacked the democratic party that there are consequences to what you did. maybe just to finish speaker mccarthy could say to the democratic minority leader i hate to say this but you've established this principle that we couldn't pick our own people to serve on committees. this has never happened. you kicked everybody off of the january 6th committees over four or five years we are going to say there's not going to be anybody in i the squad on any committee in congress. you don't want to do it -- [applause] but it's out of the mainstream and radical i don't know if that would be wise or not. 'but i do know it would get somebody's attention not to do that. and once you do it you could never step backward it just disintegrates. so it's very tricky to know how to do that, but there has to be
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edsome civilized message to the hard left that what you are doing is destroying the institution and at some point, these models of what you've done will be back on you. otherwise i don't think they will. [applause] thank you doctor hansen for your remarks thise evening. again we l would like to acknowledge the legacy of those who made the night possible. thank you. [applause]
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how is it that these people have worked this magnificent most prosperous and freest country of the world, so i said maybe we are looking at something else altogether. maybe what these people are are taking lessons from medicine are in opportunistic infraction that comes to the floor when the body becomes weak. so it's not what causes the blood disease but rather the other way around. so i said now it perhaps begins to make sense that's what is happening is adk of an organism that gives rise to the opportunistic infections. your rundown you are more likely to get the flu. if you're not eating well you are more likely to have --
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things will go bad et cetera. so, okay what is the overriding fact that weekends the rest and the answer i came up with from a certain reading of history's prosperity but there's so much prosperity that we now have three generations of liberal nonsense fostering the idea that the law shouldn't be the law butin expression of feelings tht work and that we have to give away anything that we have to anyone that says they like it. >> watch the full program online anytime at just search david or the title of his book, recessional.
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