Category Archives: May 2005

High Noon for High News

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The recent Dan Rather and Newsweek controversies hardly seem connected. But on closer examination, both incidents symbolize what has gone wrong with traditional news organizations. Read more →

Muslims Have Desecrated Bibles and Churches

So what is all the mob angst over the Koran?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The images of Muslims rampaging over rumors and unproven allegations of “Koran abuse” are troubling — but not because of the behavior of the mobs. Read more →

Our Spoiled and Unhappy Global Elites: From Hypocrisy to Tedium

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Not long ago Pepsi Cola’s chief operating officer, Indra Nooyi, gave anaddress to the graduating class at Columbia Business School. In it, she metaphorically likened America to the middle finger on the global hand. Read more →

The Caricature and Reality of George Bush

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Moveon.org, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Anonymous, Richard Clark and now the Newsweek story about alleged desecration of the Koran — all these sensations of the day have been used to proclaim the supposed sins of the American administration in the Middle East. Read more →

Our Two-Front Struggle

Pre-modern plus postmodern equals riots in Afghanistan.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One recent Newsweek story alleged — or fabricated — that a single Koran was desecrated by an American soldier in Guantanamo Bay. Read more →

War Myths: An Exchange

by Victor Davis Hanson

Historically Speaking

The following essay appears in Historically Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical Society, (March/April 2005,Vol. VI, No. 4) Read more →

Suicidal Tendencies in the West

Tolerance unreciprocated leaves the West vulnerable.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Last week riots broke out in Afghanistan and Pakistan over an unfounded rumor, irresponsibly published by Newsweek magazine, that an American interrogator had flushed a Koran down the toilet. Read more →

Footnote

Criticism and correction on numbers of protesters in Holland

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Recently, in response to “Remembering World War II,” readers from the Netherlands wrote to suggest that my reference to “thousands” of Dutch protesting President Bush’s arrival in Holland was in error, and contradicted their own first-hand observations, two of which estimated somewhat more than 100 protestors. Read more →

A Quick Fix–Do Your Own Dishes

by Victor Davis Hanson

Los Angeles Times

Open borders are a disaster. They undermine respect for the law, imperil homeland security, allow Mexico to export its apparently unwanted people rather than embrace much-needed economic reform, and preclude unionization by poorer, entry-level American workers. Read more →

Reconsidering Tenure

Its time has come

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Tenure in our universities is simply unlike any other institution in American society. Take the case of Ward Churchill at the University of Colorado. Because of his inflammatory slander of the September 11 victims, the public turned its attention to his status. Read more →