NRO: Against Jefferson

“Aristocrats fear the people, and wish to transfer all power to the higher classes of society.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 1825. National Review has entered dangerous territory: they have inadvertently made the case for Trump. An angry screed by Kevin Williamson titled “Our Post-Literate Politics” (later renamed to “What’s a Book?”) makes the case that Trump…

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White Water/Black Ops

When I was a kid (thought I felt kind of old at the time) disaster movies were the thing. Before Star Wars, the 1970s were about killer sharks, towering infernos, earthquakes, and capsized cruise ships. Psychologists and sociologists attributed the genre’s popularity to the people’s need to assimilate nuclear holocaust. I think the movies were just…

2015

Top 10 Posts of 2015

With 2015 winding down, here are the most read posts on Hennessy’s View in the last year. Clearly, the governor’s race is the top story. In reverse order (most read on bottom). The GOP’s Sad New Whisper Campaign View Is Earth’s Axis Shifting? View Can John Brunner’s Consultant Do His Duty? View Paris Attacks Expose Narcissists of Mizzou View…