Well, Mr. "They Hate us for Who We Are" is in the news, facing the consequences of his absurdity. And what happens to VDH for his epic, tragic, wrongness?
Recall how George "Slam Dunk" Tenet, Paul "What, me worry?" Bremer, and General Tommy "Tommy" Franks were punished for creating the mess that VDH has so consistently been wrong about:
So you can probably guess that extraordinary rendition, however appropriate, is not in Vic's immediate future:
The National Humanities Medal is designed to honor those who “deepen” and “broaden” the humanities in America:
The National Humanities Medal, inaugurated in 1997, honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to important resources in the humanities.
In his presentation of the award, Bush complimented Hanson on his “scholarship” and “wisdom”:
Victor Davis Hanson for his scholarship on civilizations past and present. He has cultivated the fields of history and brought forth an abundant harvest of wisdom for our times.
The Stanford Daily helpfully notes that previous recipients of the same award from the First Man of Letters have included fellow Hoover Institutionalized Thomas Sowell.