Category Archives: July 2006

The Fragility of the Good Life

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We Americans don’t seem to worry that we owe billions of dollars to the Chinese, or that our oil hunger is enriching hostile rogue regimes, or that our annual budget deficit keeps adding to our national debt. Read more →

The Vocabulary of Untruth

Words take on new meanings as Israel struggles to survive.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

A “ceasefire” would occur should Hezbollah give back kidnapped Israelis and stop launching missiles; it would never follow a unilateral cessation of Israeli bombing. In fact, we will hear international calls for one only when Hezbollah’s rockets are about exhausted. Read more →

The Impossible Peace

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The New York Times editorial page published last Saturday a collection of short editorials on Israel ’s campaign to neutralize Hezbollah. Read more →

The Impossible Peace

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The New York Times editorial page published last Saturday a collection of short editorials on Israel ’s campaign to neutralize Hezbollah. Read more →

What Options Are Left?

Arab Nations Show No Sign of Concessions or Desire for Peace.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The conventional wisdom is that the United States is so tied down that it can’t do much about the rocket attacks on Israel , the blatant sponsorship of terrorists by Iran and Syria , or the Iranian nuclear program. Read more →

A Strange War

Israel is at last being given an opportunity to unload on jihadists.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Sum up the declarations of Hezbollah’s leaders, Syrian diplomats, Iranian nuts, West Bank terrorists, and Arab commentators — and this latest Middle East war seems one of the strangest in a long history of strange conflicts. Read more →

National Clarity: Bush Needs to Explain the Broad Context of War

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The Bush administration should stop repeating that it is fighting the war on terror for truth, justice and the American way. Instead, the president and his staff should be blunt and explain that, since Sept. 11, it has had to choose between options that are bad or far worse. Read more →

Has Bush or the World Changed?

About “Cowboy Diplomacy.”

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There is as much relief from realists as there is disappointment from neo-Wilsonians over a perceived change in U.S. foreign policy — what Timemagazine clumsily dubbed “The End of Cowboy Diplomacy.” Read more →

The Israel Enigma

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

What explains most of the world’s dislike of Israel ? Read more →

The Subtexts of War

Culture, oil, and reckless dissent.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Throughout this war there are various truths generally recognized, but rarely voiced. Read more →

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