Category Archives: July 2004

If the Dead Could Talk

They’s teach us a thing or two about war.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The last two weeks I have been following the route of the American Army’s drive from Normandy into Germany in 1944-5. It is quite something to visit Aachen, Mainz, the Hürtzen forest, Bastogne, Omaha Beach, and Pointe du Hoc, and then juxtapose such visits with the daily pabulum in the International Herald Tribune, CNN, and the European dailies. Read more →

Hedging on Iraq

Which side will Americans choose to be on?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

What exactly do we think is going on in Iraq? The Democratic platform hedges on the war, suggesting that reasonable people can argue over the need for last year’s intervention — as if Dennis Kucinich and Joe Lieberman have only slight disagreements about our involvement. Read more →

History’s Verdict: The Summer of 1944 and 2004

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

About this time 60 years ago, six weeks after the Normandy beach landings, Americans were dying in droves in France. Read more →

Allies, Friends, Neutrals, or Enemies?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

For all the mayhem in the Sunni Triangle, and for all our mishaps at trying to reconstruct a pathological society reeling from 30 years of mass murder, we are now seeing the emergence of new civilized beginnings in Iraq. Read more →

The Ayatollah of Anti-Americanism

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The Anti-Chomsky Reader, ed. by Peter Collier and David Horowitz (Encounter Books) Read more →

Civilization vs. Trivia

Sometimes life’s choices are simple.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Last week, the carnivore Saddam Hussein faced the world in the docket. There was none of the usual Middle East barbarity. The mass murderer was not hooded and then beheaded on tape, in the manner of al Qaeda. Civilization has come to Iraq. Read more →

Another 9/11?

The awful response that we dare not speak about

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Almost daily we are assured that another attack on the homeland, commensurate with 9/11, is inevitable. What a scary mood of fatalism we are in! Where will it happen? The Olympics? The party conventions this summer? A week before the election? Chicago? L.A.? Read more →

The Moral Choice: What America Needs to Defend Democracy

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The next half-year will see some of the most critical months in American history. Read more →

Fantasyland

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

We live in an upside-down civilization of hit Michael Moore conspiracy films, of novels about how to kill a sitting President of the United States, of elite American newsmen ridiculing brave Iraq democrats, and of allied peoples abroad who tell pollsters that they prefer beheaders and fascists to win in Iraq. Perhaps we should take a hard look at this current mythic world. Read more →

Fantasyland

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

We live in an upside-down civilization of hit Michael Moore conspiracy films, of novels about how to kill a sitting President of the United States, of elite American newsmen ridiculing brave Iraq democrats, and of allied peoples abroad who tell pollsters that they prefer beheaders and fascists to win in Iraq. Perhaps we should take a hard look at this current mythic world. Read more →