Victor Davis Hanson is one of the current Era’s right-wing political pundits. He’s also a historian. I got about half way through his book on the War between the Spartans and Athenians and like many other of my books a book mark is stuck where I left it beckoning me to finish someday.
My Buddy sent me one of the typical emails with nothing but a link to some bit of punditry in it. Today’s was a piece by Hanson pooh poohing the harrumphing about Newt Gingrich’s three wives which he seems to excuse because he’s “grandiose.” Mormons of old got nothing on Newt.
Well, I took the bait and sent my Buddy this reply:
Hanson should stick to the Spartans and their eccentric homosexual military organization where his moral flexibility is aided by his historical view. He probably likes the historian Gingrich’s romanticism but I wonder if Hanson ever decried the GOP’s desire to remove Clinton from office for lying about his daliance with an intern? Maybe Hanson was too busy writing about the Greeks back in the 90’s to offer his opinion on Clinton for public consumption. For that matter Newt himself seems to have a different standard for Clinton than he has for himself.
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 5:46 AM, [your Buddy] wrote: