Category Archives: 2004

A Panhandler’s World

Where the monies flow from university coffers.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

If you have a child in college or are yourself a college graduate, university panhandlers are constantly pestering you for money. Read more →

Into the Tar Pits: Dinosaurs Either Evolve or Die

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There was a time when the political lines about foreign policy were well drawn. Those on the Left felt that American democracy and global capitalism did not necessarily offer the rest of the world a much better alternative than either Soviet-sponsored Communism or third-world thuggery. Read more →

Our Challenges in the Year Ahead

What we learned from three years of war.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

A shorter version of this essay recently appeared in the Australian Financial Review. Read more →

From Gulag to Israel

Will freedom necessarily conquer fear societies?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The Case for Democracy. The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror by Natan Sharansky, with Rom Dermer (Public Affairs, 2004) 303 pp. Read more →

Leave Rumsfeld Be

He is not to blame for our difficulties

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The Washington Post recently warned that doctors are urging interested parties of all types to get their flu shots before the “scarce” vaccine is thrown out. But how is such a surfeit possible when our national media scared us to death just a few months ago with the specter of a national flu epidemic, corporate malfeasance, and Bush laxity? Read more →

The Modern World’s Greatest Delusion

How enlightened are modern myths of sexuality?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

If you want a good guide to the pathologies of the liberal mind, look no farther than Frank Rich’s weekly column in the Sunday New York Times. Read more →

Gay Old Times?

Oliver Stone perpetuates a classical myth

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

The consensus about Oliver Stone’s Alexander is that the film’s splashy gay motifs could not overcome the stilted dialogue, ludicrous Irish-brogue and Count Dracula accents, and excruciating minutes of dead screen time devoted to model-like poses, secretive eye contact, and soap-opera double entendres. Read more →

Cracked Icons: Why the Left has Lost Credibility

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There is much talk of post-election reorganization and rethinking among demoralized liberals, especially in matters of foreign policy. They could start by accepting that the demise of many of their cherished beliefs and institutions was not the fault of others. Read more →

Process but No Peace

by Victor Davis Hanson

Policy Review

Dennis Ross. The Missing Peace. The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace by Dennis Ross. (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004) 840 pages. Read more →

The Ents of Europe

Strange rumblings on the continent.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One of the many wondrous peoples that poured forth from the rich imagination of the late J. R. R. Tolkien were the Ents. Read more →

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