Category Archives: April 2005

On Being Disliked

The new not-so-unwelcome anti-Americanism

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Last year the hysteria about the hostility toward the United States reached a fevered pitch. Everyone from Jimmy Carter to our Hollywood elite lamented that America had lost its old popularity. Read more →

Look and Listen: Talk of U.S. Decline is Premature

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

For more than a century, European intellectuals have predicted the decline of the United States. The German philosophers Hegel, Nietzsche and Spengler saw Western democracy and capitalism as pernicious — the unfortunate wages of a classical civilization that had lavished upon natural man too much wealth and indulgence. Read more →

Come the Revisionists

Self-flattering, self-deluded–almost desperate

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Will the second Bush administration be less bellicose, more multilateral? That’s what some of the president’s critics are suggesting, after his much-publicized visit to Europe. Read more →

Decline And Fall

A review of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond (Viking, 592 pp., $29.95). Read more →

Winning the War

But don’t forget the rules of the strange conflict!

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

If we look back at the war that started on September 11, there have emerged some general rules that should guide us in the next treacherous round of the struggle against Islamic fascism, the autocracies that aid and abet it, and the method of terror that characterizes it. Read more →

A Pope for All Seasons

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

During the papal interregnum, divided Catholics await the new Holy Father to guide them in their third millennium, in which clergy in Roman-era headdresses send press releases via e-mail. Read more →

‘Something Is Terribly, Terribly Wrong’

On the “seeming insanity” of U.S. immigration and assimilation practices

Interview by Marvin Olasky

World Magazine

Marvin Olasky interviewed Victor Davis Hanson for World Magazine.

WORLD’S INTRODUCTION: If you can only read one book on the immigration issue, read Mexifornia (Encounter Books, 2003), which author Victor Davis Hanson accurately describes as “part melancholy remembrance of a world gone by, part detached analysis by a historian who knows well the treacherous sirens of romance and nostalgia, and part advocacy by a teacher who always wanted his students to be second to none.” Read more →

Our Not-So-Wise Experts

A litany of past failure

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Brent Scowcroft predicted on the eve of the Iraqi elections that voting there would increase the risk of civil war. Indeed, he foresaw “a great potential for deepening the conflict.” He also once assured us that Iraq “could become a Vietnam in a way that the Vietnam war never did.” Did he mean perhaps worse than ten years of war and over 50,000 American dead, with the Cambodian holocaust next door? Read more →

Victor Davis Hanson “Live” with TAE

Hanson comments on topics from the Iraqi war to decline of the West

The American Enterprise

Professor Hanson was interviewed for TAE by Los Angeles journalist David Isaac. Read more →

Move the U.N.?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Americans grew up with kind feelings toward the United Nations. Many remain nostalgic about their childhood UNESCO Halloween buckets and UNICEF Christmas cards. Such goodwill explains why we host the organization and cover a quarter of its operating budget. Read more →