Category Archives: May 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 →

Why the Watchdogs Need Watching?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

For the media the mistreatment of the prisoners in Iraq has been like chum thrown to starving sharks. Read more →

Why the Watchdogs Need Watching?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

For the media the mistreatment of the prisoners in Iraq has been like chum thrown to starving sharks. Read more →

The Terrible Arithmetic

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

There is a certain number of Iraqi terrorists that either need to give up, reconsider their militancy, leave the country, or be killed for there to be peace and the emergence of a consensual government. Read more →

Our Reptilian Brains

When “Just Win, Baby” sadly trumps everything else.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

After our victory in Afghanistan, the president’s approval ratings soared, only to descend during the acrimony leading up to the March invasion of Iraq. But after the three-week war, somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of these same Americans purportedly returned to their earlier support of the president’s initiatives. Read more →

The Wages of Appeasement

How Jimmy Carter and academic multiculturalists helped bring us Sept. 11.

by Victor Davis Hanson

WSJ, Opinion Journal May 10, 2004

Imagine a different Nov. 4, 1979, in Tehran. Shortly after Iranian terrorists storm the American Embassy and take some 90 American hostages, President Carter announces that Islamic fundamentalism is not a legitimate response to the excess of the shah but a new and dangerous fascism that threatens all that liberal society holds dear. Read more →

A Class War

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

General William Tecumseh Sherman–a quirky, difficult, and much misunderstood man–deserves a place on the roll call of great liberators in human history. Read more →

A Mixed Report: Grading the War

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Strategy: A

The dilemma of the United States in this war is not a strategic one. After September 11 Americans jettisoned the trendy, but flawed, exegesis that Islamic fascism was an irritant only—one that could be addressed by Grand Juries, cruise missiles, “boxing” in rogue nations like Iraq and Syria, and turning to Middle Eastern “experts” to learn how colonialism, racism, and imperialism understandably had energized millions in the Middle East against the United States. Read more →

Season of Apologies

It’s time for reckless critics to own up.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld were both asked to apologize recently for the illegal and amoral behavior of a few miscreant soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Read more →

How To Lose This War

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

As gas prices rise at home, scream that the war abroad was fought to steal Iraqi oil and get American hands on cheap petroleum. Talk about American imperialism and hegemony while the United States spends billions of dollars to implant democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read more →

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