Category Archives: 2006

Why Radical Islam–And Why Now?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Read any newspaper or turn on any news broadcast and you’re bound to encounter stories of Islamic radicals fighting, killing and threatening each other — and just about everyone else. Read more →

A Symphony Unheard

Go see The Nativity Story

by Craig Bernthal

Private Papers

Here is the plot and the theme: God creates the universe, not because he needs to, since he is complete in himself, but as an act of gratuitous love. Read more →

What Is Annanism?

The triumph of the therapeutic over the tragic.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Everyone seems to take some joy in listening to outgoing secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, especially during the holidays. But just as with other such ethicists as a lip-biting Bill Clinton or creased-browed Jimmy Carter, Annan is as publicly acclaimed as he is privately ignored. Read more →

High Anxiety

How modernity feeds Arab anti-Semitism

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

There’s an Elvis Costello lyric that goes, “I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.” Read more →

Talking to Iran: Moral and Strategic Mistake

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

One of the many bizarre recommendations in the recently released report from the bipartisan Iraq Study Group is the call to talk with Iran. A formal dialogue with the present Iranian leadership is, for a number of reasons, as misguided as it is amoral. Read more →

War-Making and the Machines of War

by Victor Davis Hanson

Commentary Magazine (December 2006)

In recent years, the term “revolution in military affairs” (RMA) has come to be applied to the vast change that computerized intelligence and globalization have brought to the conduct of war. This catchy sobriquet, however, is only a new name for something very old. In fact, radical transformations in military practice have marked Western history at least since Sparta and Athens squared off in the Peloponnesian war in the 5th century B.C.E. Read more →

Israel Did it!

When in doubt, shout about Israel.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

These are strange times.

Perennially beleaguered Israel, for instance, was hit all summer long with rockets from Lebanon and Gaza, as the world watched and kept score in an absurd new game of proportionality: Read more →

Our Pearl Harbor

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

On Dec. 7, 1941 — 65 years ago this week — pilots from a Japanese carrier force bombed Pearl Harbor. They killed 2,403 Americans, most of them service personnel, while destroying much of the American fleet and air forces stationed in Hawaii. Read more →

Losing the Enlightenment

A civilization that has lost confidence in itself cannot confront Islamists.

by Victor Davis Hanson

WSJ Opinion Journal

Our current crisis is not yet a catastrophe, but a real loss of confidence of the spirit. The hard-won effort of the Western Enlightenment of some 2,500 years that, along with Judeo-Christian benevolence, is the foundation of our material progress, common decency, and scientific excellence, is at risk in this new millennium. Read more →

Blood and Oil

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

With the gruesome killing of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Vladimir Putin’s Russia stands accused of poisoning yet another critic. Read more →

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