Category Archives: November 2006

Tough Idealism

Remembering that Iraq represents new foreign policy.

by Victor Davis  Hanson

Tribune Media Services

“Our own successful three-week war, but their failed three-year peace.” Read more →

Twisted Proverb

Osama bin Laden’s “Peace to whoever follows guidance”

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

Whenever Osama bin Laden addresses the West he always prefaces his message with the simple statement, “Peace to whoever follows guidance.” Read more →

Will the West Stumble?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Real Clear Politics

What a stupid question. By any benchmark of economic prosperity, military power, and political stability, Western civilization — in the United States, Europe, and the former British Commonwealth — has never been stronger. Globalization has become a euphemism for Westernization, an apparent unstoppable juggernaut. Read more →

More Bark Than Bite?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Will the Democrats’ new control of the House and Senate shake things up that much abroad? They certainly will have plenty of opportunities to alter the present American course of fighting terrorists, the war in Iraq and our overall foreign policy. Read more →

The Fighting over the Fighting

Let’s at least be clear about the implications.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

It looks as if Americans have pushed the rock of Iraq almost to the crest, only to let go, like Sisyphus, terrified that it will roll back; we hope only that we will not be crushed in its descent. While giving up now would be disastrous, we will almost certainly not succeed unless we change our tactics. Read more →

Rethinking Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Now that the bitter election season is over, both parties will have to return to the explosive issue of illegal immigration. Read more →

The Sage and the Sword

Jihadists see West’s tragic flaw in blinkered tolerance

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The West’s condemnation of Israel’s accidental shelling of two Palestinian Arab houses that killed 18 people once more reveals the bizarre incoherence that addles our thinking. Read more →

My Bizarre Libyan Holiday

It wasn’t just the politics.

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal (Autumn 2006)

Libya?

Most are rightly taken aback at the thought. But I was also intrigued when an educational cruise line invited me to lecture this past April on the classical antiquities of Libya — or, more properly, “The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya the Great,” which since 1986 has been Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s name for his ancestral country. Read more →

James Webb and Lessons in Make-Believe

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Democracies have seen novelists who entered politics (Upton Sinclair and Mario Vargas Llosa). Sometimes politicians aspire to become novelists (Georges Clemenceau and Newt Gingrich). In almost every case, their fiction at one time or another was wrongly used against them in campaigns and political life — on the mistaken notion that whatever a novelist writes mustreflect, even in some small way, his own views. Read more →

Kerryism

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Kerry surely must be one of the saddest Democratic liabilities around. Some afterthoughts about his latest gaffe, which is one of those rare glimpses into an entire troubled ideology: Read more →

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