Category Archives: March 2005

An Audience with Saudi Arabia

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Victor responded to some questions from Idris A. Ahmed, editor of Al-watanNewspaper, a daily Saudi news paper.

1. How do you see the world Without the U.S.?

A descent into regional power blocks and zones of influence that would eventually impair the present global system of trade and commerce. Read more →

The Noose Tightens

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

His new Middle East neighborhood cannot make Syria’s dictator Bashar Assad very happy. Turkey is democratic to his north. A million Arabs vote in Israel to the south. Palestinians are near civil war to establish democratic rule — their own terrorists more a threat to the newly elected Abu Abbas than are Israeli tanks. Read more →

The Civilization of Dhimmitude

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

A review of Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis, by Bat Ye’or. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 384 pages, $23.95 Read more →

Does Ward Churchill Even Exist?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Dr., Native American, original artist, serious scholar, combat veteran, highly recruited and sought-after academic, ex-Weatherman mentor: How many — if any — of these seven faces of our real-life Dr. Lao are true? Read more →

America’s New Discontents

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sometime in the 1960s there arose a new home-grown distrust of the United States, followed by an erosion of faith in the values of the West. Perhaps the culprit was the fiasco in Vietnam or the rise of a trendy multiculturalism that followed from it. Read more →

Democracy Is Now the Realistic Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson

The American Enterprise

“The policy of the United States is to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world…. All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you.” Read more →

“Little Eichmanns” and “Digital Brownshirts”

Deconstructing the Hitlerian slur

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The effort to remove fascists in the Middle East and jump-start democracy, for all its ups and downs, has been opposed not just by principled critics who bristled at tactics and strategy, but also by peculiarly vehement cynics here and abroad — whose disgust was so often in direct proportion to their relative political impotence. Read more →

A World Gone By

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

America was created by rural people. Perhaps 95 percent of its first citizens were farmers when Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Now, despite all the talk of a “rural renaissance,” less than 1 percent are—even as we are awash in food and next year will become a net food importer for the first time in our history. Read more →

Honor and the British Navy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Los Angeles Times

The British Seaborne Empire by Jeremy Black (Yale University Press: 420 pp.)

To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World by Arthur Herman (HarperCollins: 648 pp.) Read more →

In The Way of Political Freedom

Uncommon advocates and adversaries in an undecided struggle

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Those of us who enjoy political freedom often take it for granted, considering it a sort of natural resource that can be simply handed over to those peoples who lack it. Read more →