Category Archives: March 2003

History or Hysteria?

Our vulture pundits regurgitate rumor and buzz

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Instantly televised images are broadcast with no in-depth analysis. A national television audience sighs and cheers second-to-second — not unlike the mercurial Athenians lined up on the shore of the Great Harbor at Syracuse, who in dejection and euphoria watched their fleet lose, win, and lose in the sea battle against the Sicilians. Read more →

The Long Riders

How do our soldiers do it all?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The screen graphics, television glitz, punditry, lead-in music — all that hype of the news sometimes disguises the sheer improbability of what we are attempting. Read more →

War Has Come

Next stop: the battlefield.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The president reviewed the history of disarming Saddam Hussein, and reminded us it is not pretty: violation of the 1991 armistice accords, obstruction of U.N. resolutions, sanctions, and inspectors, a record of aggression, hatred of America, and a propensity to abet and engage in terrorism. Read more →

Muscular Independence

No more buying, bullying, and begging abroad?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The events of the last six months in crafting an alliance — mostly for political rather than military advantage — to remove a murderous Saddam Hussein are prompting contradictory emotions in many Americans. Read more →