Victor Davis Hanson

Category Archives: October 2010

WikiLeaks’ Selective Mortality

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There has never been anything quite like WikiLeaks in American military history. Read more →

The Great Divider–Or ‘Elections Have Consequences’

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Pillars of Sand

The faux-Greek columns of 2008 have turned into pillars of sand, as the president’s Gallup ratings hit 43-2%, and his congressional majorities are on the verge of melting away — just two years after grand talk of a 50-year liberal regnum.* Read more →

Egypt Cuts a Deal: Christians Fed to Muslim ‘Lions’

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

For centuries, the Copts — Egypt’s Christian, indigenous inhabitants — have been subject to persecution, discrimination, humiliation, and over all subjugation in their homeland (etymologically, “Copt” simply means “Egyptian”). Read more →

Whitewashing Islam: “Who Controls the Past Controls the Future”

by Bruce S. Thornton

In 1984 George Orwell described how the abandonment of belief in objective truth makes possible a politicized history that legitimizes tyrannical power: Read more →

Three Wars, Little News

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

It is a busy time in America. The Major League Baseball playoffs are competing with the upcoming midterm elections for the public’s attention. Read more →

Evidence Against the Evidence

Meyer’s new book reveals the irrational about evolution

by Terry Scambray

New Oxford Review

A review of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer.  Harper One, 2009. Read more →

That Strange Summer of 2008

Our president revealed himself to be doctrinaire ideologue.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Historians will look back at the 2008 campaign in the light of the 2010 midterm elections. Almost everything the president has done in the last two years is simply a continuance of that now strangely distant summer. Read more →

Fire Juan Williams Right Now!: Our Sneering Liberal Culture in a Nutshell

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Juan Williams Firing — Or a Primer on Elite Liberal Thinking

There were lots of slants on NPR’s firing of news analyst Juan Williams that reflect how surreal cultural liberalism has become. Let us walk through ten of them. Read more →

‘I Love Your Hate’: Osama bin Laden Seduces the Left

by Bruce S. Thornton

Al Qaeda headman Osama bin Laden recently released yet another of his promotional communiqués, and like the last decade’s worth of his propaganda, this one too is designed not so much to appeal to his fellow Muslims, but to exploit the received wisdom and political fashions of the American left and its reflexive hatred of its own culture. Read more →

Parson Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Puritanism 2.0

Puritanism can grate even more once its practitioners have lost their god. If 19th-century liberals were courageously at the forefront of abolition, religiously inspired college education, and the notion of American budgetary parsimony Read more →

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