Category Archives: June 2006

Winning the Iraq Wars

All of its many fronts.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The present fighting is part of a fourth war for Iraq : Gulf War I, the twelve years of no-fly zones, the three-week war in 2003, and now the three-year-old insurrection that followed the removal of Saddam Hussein. Read more →

A Summer Reflection on Why America Works

by Victor Davis Hanson

Real Clear Politics

I was at a crowded central Sierra Nevada lake last weekend. The recreation scene there was a good example of how well the United States works as a cohesive society despite radically different public tastes. Read more →

Why the Democrats May Lose the 2008 Election

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Will President Bush’s current unpopularity translate into a Democratic recapture of either the House or Senate this fall — or a victory in the 2008 presidential election? Read more →

Despair and Hope

The short and long wars against radical Islam

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In the short-term, the ongoing war with Islamic fascists from Afghanistan toIraq , and in peripheral areas from Canada and Manhattan to Madrid , Bali, andLondon , seems surreal. Read more →

Huck Finn and the Nuremberg Rally

by Bruce S. Thornton

The New Individualist

Some of the most frightening images from Nazi Germany can be seen in Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will, the cinematic record of the 1934 week-long party rally held in Nuremberg . Read more →

The West’s Multi-Headed Monster

Placing Zarqawi’s death in perspective

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

Immediately after the announcement of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death — Osama bin Laden’s “prince of al-Qaeda in Iraq” — almost every major politician, including President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Iraq’s new Prime Minister Maliki gave some sort of victory speech, some highly triumphant, others more cautious. Read more →

Socrates on Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

After Socrates was convicted by a court of questionable charges, his friends planned to break him out of his jail in Athens. But the philosopher refused to flee. Instead, he insisted that a citizen who lived in a consensual society should not pick and choose which laws he finds convenient to obey. Read more →

Betting on Defeat?

It’s far from a safe bet.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Lately, it has become popular to recant on Iraq. When 2,500 Americans are lost, and when the improvised explosive device monopolizes the war coverage, it is easy to see why — especially with elections coming up in November, and presidential primaries not long after. Read more →

The New Immigration Politics

Wherein, for example, the rich and poor join hands.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

[A shorter version of this essay appeared in the June 5, 2006 issue of National Review magazine.] Read more →

How Oil Lubricates Our Enemies

by Victor Davis Hanson

The American Enterprise Online

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Marxism was discredited as an unworkable — and often murderous — alternative to consumer capitalism. Eastern Europe was freed and began to prosper in a manner unimaginable just a decade earlier. Read more →