Category Archives: November 2007

The Looking-Glass War in Iraq

For the war, then against it, and now for it?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We can learn a lot about ourselves from the looking glass of Iraq. Read more →

Epistle to the Muslims

Christian leaders abase themselves before Islam

by Bruce S. Thornton

City Journal

On November 18, the New York Times ran a full-page ad entitled “A Christian Response to A Common Word Between Us and You.” Read more →

Soft Neocons

With Iraq improving, will Neocon ideas return?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

More than seven months ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., claimed that Iraq was “lost.” Read more →

Ideology Trumps Truth on Campus

The doors are open for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but closed for Larry Summers

by Bruce S. Thornton

City Journal

Many observers noted that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Columbia University took place at about the same time that the University of California at Davis canceled a speaking appearance by former Harvard president Lawrence Summers, citing his remarks in 2005 about the underrepresentation of women in the sciences. Read more →

The Bateman Files – Case Closed

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

I was once more under-whelmed by Mr. Bateman’s fourth and final attack on Carnage and Culture. Read more →

Bateman Encore

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

And on and on and on and on from the increasingly unhinged LTC Bateman…. Read more →

Iraq’s Savage Ironies

Adaptability, self-critique, and persistance will prevail.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The war in Iraq — as all wars — is fraught with savage ironies.

In the build-up to the invasion, anti-Americanism in Europe reached a near frenzy. Read more →

When Good News Is No News

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

There’s an old expression about war: “Victory has many fathers, while defeat is an orphan.” But in the case of Iraq, it seems the other way around. We’ve blamed many for the ordeal of the last four years, but it is the American victory in Anbar province that now seems without parents. Read more →

The Fascistic Mind

A Comparison of The Al Qaeda Reader and Mein Kampf

by Raymond Ibrahim

National Review Online

A number of book reviewers have recently pointed to the similarities between The Al Qaeda Reader and Mein Kampf. For instance, writing in the New York Observer, James Buchan notes that, “In their [al Qaeda’s] brutality and candor, their fulminations against democracy and loose morals, their obsession with territory, their finicky racism and absolute disdain for the material needs of the public, these documents are a strange echo of Hitler’s writings from prison.” Read more →

Freedom, Even from Fear

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

A civilization is won or lost by those who fight to protect it — and judged as deserving by the gratitude offered to its soldiers by those who were saved. Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that there are now Americans in battle in the tradition of 1776, 1864, 1918, or 1944. But are we, the public, still cognizant of their sacrifice as our forefathers once were? Read more →

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