Category Archives: November 2005

Troubling “Facts” of the Paris Riots

How our newspapers might turn bias to balance.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The media’s techniques for smuggling opinion into what are supposed to be news stories are so pervasive that often we don’t even notice when they are at work. Read more →

Terrorists and Tyrants

Rethinking why we are at war in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

As American casualties mount in Iraq, politicians at home now fight over who said what and when about weapons of mass destruction and the need for going to war. Read more →

The Crying Game

so near in Iraq, so far at home.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

“The president misled us.” “Still no WMDs.” “If I had only known then what I do now…” Read more →

A Time for Real Indians

This Thanksgiving shake off false notions of the nobel savage.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Thanksgiving Day is perhaps our favorite time to indulge our collective idealizations of the past. Read more →

Riots in France

What the U.S. needs to learn from poor immigration policy.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

If the controlled French economy grew at a rate comparable to America’s, then most of the rioting youths of the Paris suburbs would probably have otherwise been too tired to participate after coming home from work. Read more →

War & Reconstruction

For Bush’s critics, even hindsight is cloudy.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

This is the mantra of the extreme Left: “Bush lied, thousands died.” A softer version from politicians now often follows: “If I knew then what I know now, I would never have supported the war.” Read more →

Heaven on Earth

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In Paris last week, the smoke of riot and fire arose from a West Bank-style intifada of angry Muslim youths. The ports of Spain were shut down by a fishermen’s blockade. Hostage ships were freed only after the irate blockaders won more government fuel subsidies. Read more →

The Iraqi War and All with VDH

An interview by Frontpage Magazine

Private Papers

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Victor Davis Hanson, director emeritus of the classics program at California State University, Fresno, and currently a classicist and military historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of The Western Way of WarThe Wars of the Ancient GreeksThe Soul of BattleCarnage and Culture, and Ripples of Battle. His new book is A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War. Read more →

All the Wrong Reasons

Zawahiri’s democracy may be just what the Persian President needs.

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

Iran and the U.S., who may otherwise be on a collision-course, share one common goal: promoting democracy in Iraq.  Read more →

Moving On

Rhetoric at war with reality.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Recently George Bush met hostile crowds and a critical press during a 34-nation Summit of the Americas. Read more →

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