Category Archives: October 2006

The Dark Ages: Live from the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The most frightening aspect of the present war is how easily our pre-modern enemies from the Middle East have brought a stunned postmodern world back into the Dark Ages. Read more →

The Wonders of Hindsight

Looking back is a sure way to stumble.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Most of the blame game being played over the Iraqi occupation — and always with the wisdom of hindsight — is now irrelevant. Read more →

Liberals Gone Wild!

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Why do Republicans drive leftists so crazy these days? Liberal democrats are beginning to sound like rowdy students on spring break, shrieking and exhibiting themselves on camera. Read more →

The Pseudo-Histories of the Iraq War

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Three recent books about the “fiasco” in Iraq — Cobra II by Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor, State of Denial by Bob Woodward and just plainFiasco by Tom Ricks — have attracted a lot of attention, and sales. All three well-written exposés repeat the now well-known argument that our government’s incompetence and arrogance have nearly ensured America’s failure in birthing democracy in Iraq. Read more →

The New Old Eco-Pessimism

by Victor Davis Hanson

The American Spectator

The release of Al Gore’s environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth — and its attendant criticism that our heating planet arises out of Western pathology — harkens back to a long tradition of gloom and doom in Western thought and art. Read more →

Do We Have a Strategy in the War?

Yes, and a multifaceted one, at that.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

It is often said that the United States has neither a long-term strategy in this larger war against terror nor an immediate one in Iraq. Both are unfair charges, since we seem to have both. Read more →

The Shifting Debate over Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

When I wrote Mexifornia more than three years ago, much of the criticism came from the academic and open-borders left. The memoir was considered insensitive in our politically correct age for complaining that it was not wise or moral that millions were here illegally from Mexico. Read more →

Total Silence

Conquest reveals Western “traitors to the human mind.”

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

I’ve been reading one of the great works of recent history, Robert Conquest’s Reflections on a Ravaged Century. Read more →

Traitors to the Enlightenment

Europe turns its back on Socrates, Locke, et al.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The first Western Enlightenment of the Greek fifth-century B.C. sought to explain natural phenomena through reason rather than superstition alone. Ethics were to be discussed in the realm of logic as well as religion. Read more →

The New Anti-Semitism

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Hating Jews, on racial as well as religious grounds, is as old as the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Later in Europe, pogroms and the Holocaust were the natural devolution of that elemental venom. Read more →

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