Category Archives: January 2006

Deconstructing Bin Laden

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We don’t know whether the latest and much-discussed Osama bin Laden tape was recorded recently. But the harangue is still a valuable reflection of the current al Qaeda hierarchy that broadcast it to the world. Read more →

Amoral Euphemism

Is “outsourcing” multilateralism?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Senator John Kerry has recently opined, “Why hasn’t Osama Bin Laden been captured or killed, and how will he be destroyed before he next appears on tape to spread his disgusting message?” Read more →

The Not-So-Mad Mind of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

“The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land. As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map.” Read more →

Denial of the Truth

Is UCLAProfs end academic freedom or McCarthyism?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The politicizing of the American university is a fact. Read more →

Truce or Taqiyyah

The Koran, Islamic tradition and al Qaeda’s leadership shed light on bin Laden’s offer.

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

Osama bin Laden is apparently certain that the vast majority of Americans, including their policy-makers, are ignorant of al-Qaeda’s goals and strategies.  Read more →

Making Sense of Nonsense

Understanding what we’re in.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The United States is engaged in the most radical and dangerous gambit in the Middle East since the end of the Ottoman Empire. Read more →

Hooked on Oil

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

For the foreseeable future, petroleum will power the global economy. There is far too little of it to go around — especially now that 2 billion Chinese and Indians are in the market. And the resulting scramble for oil warps all reason and common sense. Read more →

Bad Science

“Therapism” offers an unsavory salve for emotional trauma.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Commentary

A review of One Nation Under Therapy. How the Helping Culture is Eroding Self-Reliance by Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel (St. Martin’s Press, 310pp, $23.95). Read more →

The Multilateral Moment?

Our bad and worse choices about Iran.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Multilateralism good; preemption and unilateralism bad.” Read more →

Tweaking the United States

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

As the Iranian nuclear threat continues to grow, neither the United States nor Israel are eager to be damned by the global community for sending in bombers to take out Tehran’s dispersed and hard-to-find subterranean nuclear factories. Read more →

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