Category Archives: March 2007

Bellum Interruptum

by Victor Davis Hanson

The American Legion

A slightly shorter version of this essay appears in the April 2007 issue of The American Legion. Read more →

Houses of Straw

The EU’s delusions about the sufficiency of “soft” power are embarrassingly revealed.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

‘It’s completely outrageous for any nation to go out and arrest the servicemen of another nation in waters that don’t belong to them.” So spoke Admiral Sir Alan West, former First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, concerning the present Anglo-Iranian crisis over captured British soldiers. Read more →

Third-Worldism: What Does Africa Need?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

I hate to use a cliché, but “bleeding-heart liberal” is just too accurate not to use. I suspect the phrase derives from those depictions of Jesus Christ with his exposed heart wrapped in thorns and dripping blood. This image nails the egocentric, self-righteous exhibitionism of most self-styled “progressives.” Read more →

An Interview: Reflections on Iran, Iraq, the Middle East and the West

by Ellis Weintraub

Private Papers

The Jerusalem Post recently published a portion of Weintraub’s interview with Victor Davis Hanson. Read more →

Church Militant

by Victor Davis Hanson

Claremont Review of Books

Book review of God’s War: A New History of the Crusades, by Christopher Tyerman. Belknap Press, 2006. Read more →

A World of Difference

Can General Petraeus turn was in Iraq around?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The verdict on four years of fighting in Iraq hinges on the events of the next few months. Read more →

The Mind of Mr. D’Souza: Nonsense.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Dinesh D’Souza now weighs in against his numerous conservative critics in a series entitled “The Closing of the Conservative Mind.” The result is again suicidal, for his latest apology only confirms the nonsensical arguments found in The Enemy at Home. Read more →

Fair or Foul Play?

The reasonable concerns of the U.S. in WMD diplomacy

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

As is common to our age, reality has taken a second-seat to rhetoric. Read more →

Bipartisan Hypocrisy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Recently, several conservative politicians, moralists and evangelicals have been embroiled in scandal. As congressmen, Tom Delay and Duke Cunningham had publicized brushes with ethics laws, while their former colleague Mark Foley and Ted Haggard, who was pastor of a large evangelical church, were implicated in embarrassing sexual affairs. Read more →

The Word Police

Legislating words is silly, arbitrary, and a danger to freedom.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The New York City Council recently passed a resolution banning the use of the word “nigger.” Read more →