The Defeatists are Wrong
And Victor Davis Hanson explains why - I won't quote it; you critics will have to go read it yourselves. If you have the courage to do so.
I must confess in all fairness that I often do lack the courage to read a Victor David Hanson essay. Similarly I confess to cowardice in the face of drinking a bottle of gin and sticking my head into a cathedral bell right before Mass.
Honestly. It really does take some courage to read a Victor David Hanson essay. Half his readers he gets from bar bets.