Category Archives: July 2007

Armies for Democracy–Past, Present, and Future

Has a grand tradition of “military liberalism” come to a dead end in Iraq?

by Victor Davis Hanson

American Spectator

I. Distrusting the Military

The complex and somewhat ill-defined relationship between the military establishment and constitutional government is a subject that has made many Americans uncomfortable, especially in the modern era when the United States has assumed a leadership role in world affairs. Read more →

Back to the Future in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

If Gen. David Petraeus can’t stabilize Iraq by autumn — or if Americans decide to pull out of Iraq before he gets a fair chance — expect far worse chaos eventually to follow. Read more →

Introduction to E.B. Sledge’s ‘With the Old Breed’

by Victor Davis Hanson

VDH was asked to do an introduction for a new edition of E.B. Sledge’s With the Old Breed, a memoir from the Pacific theater of World War II. Read more →

All’s Fair in Love and Talk Radio

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., caused a stir recently when she criticized talk radio for its role in stopping the recent immigration bill. Talk radio, she lectured, “pushes people to . . . extreme views without a lot of information.” Read more →

Ripples of Retreat

Dark predictions for a post-withdraw world.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The present Washington parlor game is to argue over the consequences of a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq. Read more →

The New York Times Surrenders

A monument to defeatism on the editorial page

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal Online

On July 8, the New York Times ran an historic editorial entitled “The Road Home,” demanding an immediate American withdrawal from Iraq. It is rare that an editorial gets almost everything wrong, but “The Road Home” pulls it off. Consider, point by point, its confused — and immoral — defeatism. Read more →

Upside-down Politics in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Jimmy Carter — a self-proclaimed champion of human rights and nonviolence — has called the U.S.’s unwillingness to accept the 2006 Palestinian election of the terrorists of Hamas “criminal.” Read more →

The Real Threat to Civil Liberties

by Victor Davis Hanson

Real Clear Politics

A common liberal complaint against the Bush administration is its supposed trampling of civil liberties. The Patriot Act, wiretaps, and Guantanamo supposedly have undermined our freedoms — or so we are warned ad nauseam by liberal watchdogs. Read more →

By the Sword: Ibrahim and Spencer Unveil the Truth of Islam

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The New York Times’s Thomas Friedman is right on the mark most of the time in his analysis of the dysfunctions troubling the Muslim world and of our own failures in confronting them. Read more →

The Revolt on Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

After the utter collapse in the Senate last week of a comprehensive immigration bill, Washington insiders are blaming everyone and everything. Read more →

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