Category Archives: September 2005

Saddam in 2005!

Just imagine a different Iraq…

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Saddam promises more bounties for suicide bombers in Rather interview Read more →

Ivory Cower

University presidents have lost their dignity.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Claremont Review of Books

Whether or not you agreed with them, university presidents used to be dignified figures on the American scene. Read more →

Today’s Euro-USA Split Will Persist

by Victor Davis Hanson

The American Enterprise

The new chasm between Europe and the United States seems to widen still — even as transatlantic diplomats assure us that it has narrowed — despite a common heritage and a supposedly shared goal of global democracy, free markets, and defeating terrorists. Read more →

Chaos in Gaza

Abbas must defeat terrorists to avoid gangland politics.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

After the Israelis’ recent pullout from the Gaza Strip, chaos broke out. Greenhouses that had been purchased by international agencies for future Palestinian use were ransacked by the beneficiaries. Violent fights over looted equipment escalated among squatters, the government and terrorists. Read more →

Webchat with VDH

VDH answers questions from international on-like questioners about U.S. foreign policy

[Transcript of September 21, 2005 Webchat with U.S. Department of State. This moderated chat was conducted by the U.S. State Department International Information Programs.  For more information, please click U.S. Department of State's International Information Programs]

The IIP article about this chat is available in the U.S. Department of State’s Archive. Read more →

Strategy, Strategy Everywhere…

…but not a drop of memory.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In widespread public exasperation, everyone now has the answer for Iraq, but also a strange amnesia about why we are doing what we are doing. Read more →

Sobriety Lost

How our newspapers create opinion and report it.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Imagine that you started receiving letters in the mail accusing your neighbor of being a child molester. Read more →

Our Media Hurricane

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Remember all of this about Hurricane Katrina? Read more →

Our Rock of Sisyphus

How goes our hard labor in Iraq?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Where does the United States stand in its so-called global war against terror, four years after the September 11 attack? The news is both encouraging and depressing all at once. Read more →

Our Perfect Storms

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

“In peace and prosperity states and individuals have better sentiments, because they do not find themselves suddenly confronted with imperious necessities; but war takes away the easy supply of daily wants, and so proves a rough master that brings most men’s characters to a level with their fortunes.” Read more →