Category Archives: August 2010

The Sources of American Anger

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Behind the anger over the Arizona immigration mess, the Ground Zero mosque, the economy, and the new directions in foreign policy are some recurring general themes that reverberate in each particular new controversy. Read more →

The Dangerous Dog Days of Summer

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Historian Barbara Tuchman characterized the events leading up to World War I as the “Guns of August.” Read more →

With a Whimper or a Bang–or Not at All?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Are We Tottering?

Societies can sometimes implode abruptly, like the Mycenaeans from mysterious causes, the Aztecs before Cortés, or the Zulu nation in 1879 — or gradually and insidiously, such as Rome in the latter fifth century BC or Britain between 1946 and 1960. Read more →

The Allawi Dance

The Iraqi minister’s new book quivers and vacillate on Islamic culture.

by Raymond Ibrahim

Middle East Quarterly

A review of The Crisis of Islamic Civilization by Ali A. Allawi (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009. 304 pp.). Read more →

‘Islam Idiots’?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

One might understand why Newsweek recently sold for a dollar and apparently went the way of Harper’s from David A. Graham’s “The Islam Idiots.” Read more →

Top Muslims Condemn Ground Zero Mosque as a ‘Zionist Conspiracy’

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

In a recent article, I argued that the Ground Zero mosque is counterproductive to Islam. Read more →

Please, No More Teachable Moments

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The president of the United States has it hard enough without needlessly wading into, and fanning, local controversies. Read more →

The Enigma of Our Age: From Arizona to Ground Zero

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The recent controversies over the Ground Zero mosque and Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law are windows into our collective souls. Think of the paradoxes. Read more →

The Cynical Brilliance of Imam Rauf

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Almost everything about the proposed Ground Zero mosque was cynically brilliant. Read more →

Race on the Brain

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The postmortem of the Sherrod affair will prove it to have been a net negative for the Obama administration — and not just because of its herky-jerky reaction to various reported and then re-reported statements. Read more →

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