Category Archives: March 2002

Postmoderns Palestine

The new amorality in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There is a postmodern amorality afloat — the dividend of years of an American educational system in which historical ignorance, cultural relativism, and well-intentioned theory, in place of cold facts, has reigned. Read more →

The 1930’s, Again

A hard rain is going to fall.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In some ways in our war against the terrorists we are like the democracies of the late 1930s. Read more →

Palestine Pretense and Israel Reality

What the world knows, but can’t say, to be true/

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

A common theme throughout classical literature is the role of pretext (prophasis) contrasted with the actual cause of complaint (aitia) — the great divide between what aggrieved people say publicly and what they feel privately. Read more →

Questions: Making Sense of the World

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One of the advantages of living in relative isolation on a farm is the opportunity to ponder idle questions when there are few experts around to give the proper answers. Read more →

Listen to the Kuwaitis

What can we learn from the baffling stance of the Kuwaitis?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Kuwait has become a metaphor for the growing divide between the United States and the Islamic world — one that is fundamental and cannot be so easily resolved by shaking hands, holding conferences, and promising to “just to get along.” Read more →

What Wins Battles?

Warriors are not always soldiers.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One of the great trends of the modern world has been a blind faith in the overwhelming power of technology and material wealth. Read more →

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