Category Archives: May 2002

Short-Term Pain & Long-Term Gain

Why the war on terror is not the Cold War.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For much of the 1990s the autocrats of the former Yugoslavia seized control of the fragmenting country and initiated an ethnically inspired bloodbath. Read more →

A Ring

A Memorial Day tale about a few very good men.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Yesterday, our rural mail carrier delivered to our farm a ring in a small box — of worn metal, its band cut in half, with a strange signet inset of a Roman legionary. Read more →

At the Bottom of Pandora’s Box

A glimmer of hope along the Kabul/Palestine/Baghdad Axis.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box, after the naïve young girl (named “All the Gifts”) opens the forbidden lid, and a host of evils flies out to plague the world — hope alone is left behind to counterbalance the baneful effluvia. Read more →

Occidentalism: The False West

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

American professors have long lectured to our students about purported Western biases and cruel misconceptions toward the “Other.” Read more →

War Will Be War

No matter the era, no mater the weapons, the same old hell.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

War is eternal. It is part of the human condition; it is, as Heraclitus wrote, “the father of us all.” Read more →

A Tour of the Front

The landscape of the current war is especially bleak.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Since 9/11 there continues to come a swirl of bizarre images of this conflict — military, political, and cultural. In their aggregate, these symbols finally overwhelm the senses and lead to a profound sense of despair — if also occasional hilarity. Let me begin the tour with no fixed itinerary. Read more →