Category Archives: February 2005

In Search of Solutions: Americans are Tired of Bickering

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Democrats call for President Bush to use his conservative majorities to find common solutions to perennial problems that might find resonance with Americans tired of partisan bickering. There are plenty of places to start on a variety of different issues. Read more →

Soft Power, Hard Reality

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

A shorter version of this appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tuesday 22, 2005. Read more →

Merchants of Despair

Sort of for the war, sort of…

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Much of the recent domestic critique of American efforts in the Middle East has long roots in our own past — and little to do with the historic developments on the ground in Iraq Read more →

Sunny California Caught by Gathering Storm

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

California’s weather is nearly ideal. The soil is the nation’s richest. There is a 1,000-mile coastline and endowments of fishing, timber, petroleum and water. In less than a century, our ancestors created Hollywood and Silicon Valley, as well as booming agribusiness, tourism and trade. Read more →

Unsung Victories

The effects of American policy throughout the Middle East are gradually being felt

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Last week, Mr. Abbas ordered the ruins of Yasir Arafat’s Gaza headquarters cleared away. The Israelis had destroyed the building in 2002, and Mr. Arafat had kept the ruins as a kind of memorial. Suddenly, in a day, it was gone.” — New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 2005. Read more →

The Folly of a Nuclear Iran

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Despite the bleak preventative options, no one wants to permit Iran to go nuclear. Yet if strategists despair over the methods of stopping Iran’s bomb, few have explicitly outlined why we should even try. Read more →

Fight Over Flight: Staying Power

by Victor Davis Hanson

The New Republic

With the increasing violence leading up to this week’s Iraqi elections for 275 seats in a new national assembly, a despair emerged in some U.S. circles that 150,000 American troops and their coalition allies could never really maintain security. Read more →

Why Democracy?

Ten reasons to support democracy in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Neoconservatives hope that a democratic Iraq and Afghanistan can usher in a new age of Middle Eastern consensual government that will cool down a century-old cauldron of hatred. Read more →

Postmodern War

Weaker enemies have learned to use our strengths against us. This time, they’ll lose.

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

It is still suicidal to meet the United States in a conventional war—at least for any enemy that has not fully adopted Western arms, discipline, logistics, and military organization. Read more →

The Boxer Metaphor

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

A shorter version of this was syndicated by Tribune Media Services.

The symbolism of the recent heated exchange between Senator Boxer and Secretary-of-State Rice was telling. Read more →