Category Archives: August 2007

Don’t Bomb, Bomb Iran

For now, we should avoid smoking Tehran.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There’s been ever more talk on Iran. President Bush — worried about both Americans being killed by Iranian mines in Iraq, and Tehran’s progress toward uranium enrichment — is ratcheting up the rhetoric. Read more →

War on Campus?

Interview with Victor Davis Hanson

MindingTheCampus.com

John Leo, Editor of MindingTheCampus.com, hosts Victor Davis Hanson to discuss his most recent article from the summer issue of City Journal, “Why Study War?”. Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a City Journal Contributing Editor. Read more →

Back to School Blues

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Last week I went shopping in our small rural hometown, where my family has attended the same public schools since 1896. Without exception, all six generations of us — whether farmers, housewives, day laborers, business people, writers, lawyers or educators — were given a good, competitive K-12 education. Read more →

Waning Support for Suicide-Attacks in the Muslim World?

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

A recent poll released by the Pew Research Center indicates that, among other things, support for suicide-attacks — or, what are known in Islamic terminology as “martyrdom operations” — is on the decline in the Islamic world. Read more →

Why Study War?

Military history teaches us about honor, sacrifice, and the inevitability of conflict.

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal (Summer 2007)

Try explaining to a college student that Tet was an American military victory. You’ll provoke not a counterargument — let alone an assent — but a blank stare: Who or what was Tet? Read more →

No More Anonymous, Please!

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The New Republic magazine recently ran into big trouble for publishing a first-person account of military savagery in Iraq. The author, Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp, used the pseudonym “Scott Thomas” to write of the debasement of war that he claims he saw in the cauldron of Iraq. Read more →

The Burdens of General Petraeus

No simple mission.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

I. Our Rules / Their Rules
Several governments have defeated Islamic insurgencies, but usually only after about ten years, and adopting policies of summary executions and carpet bombing or shelling.  Read more →

American Culture: The Truth About 40 Years in the Movies

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

ANew York Times critic A.O. Scott wrote recently, forty years ago this summer the movie that changed the movies premiered. Read more →

The Dangers of Education

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Presidential aspirant Mike Gravel recently opined on the advantages of having gays in the military: “…the Spartans trained their people to be homosexuals because they were better fighters.” Read more →

Anglo-American Alliance?

“The British have basically been defeated in the South.”

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

We’ve come a long way from the 2003 British lectures about American obtrusive Ray-Bans and Kevlar losing what British soft hats and smiles had won. Read more →

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