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Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.

Hitler, Hitler, Everwhere

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) was not alone when he recently compared American behavior at Guantanamo Bay to that of “Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings.” Read more →

The Politics of American Wars

How fascists became the “victims” in the current war.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For all the talk of imperial America, and our frequent “police actions,” we are hardly militarists. Protected by two-oceans, and founded on the principles of non-interference in Europe’s bloody internecine wars, the United States has always been rightly circumspect about going to war abroad. Read more →

Are They in the Army Now?

Cries of shortfall, exhaustion, and overstretch

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

Figures on U.S. military recruitment just released for 2005 show that the Army missed its monthly announced goal, achieving only 75 percent of its anticipated enlistments for this May. Read more →

Liberating the Power of Truth

A Review of Brian C. Anderson’s South Park Conservatives: The Revolt of the Liberal Media Bias.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

In the sixties, many of us were pulled to the left because we thought it was the ideology of liberty. Read more →

Profiles in Diversity

by Victor Davis Hanson

The Claremont Institute

Whether or not you agreed with them, university presidents used to be dignified figures on the American scene. Read more →

Security Threats Warm Our Allies

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Japan’s prime minister, Junichiro Koizumi, is busy trying to strengthen the American alliance. In recent months, members of his government have announced new joint military arrangements with the U.S. and announced to the South Koreans that, unlike Japan, they are not to be trusted with sensitive American intelligence. Read more →

Unprincipled and Inert

Why the United Nations is sinking fast.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

A review of Tower of Babel. How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos by Dore Gold (Crown Forum, 2004: New York). Read more →

The Sorry Bunch

Listen and learn from our enemies.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In a single day last week, in various media — the liberal International Herald Tribune and the Washington Post — the following information appeared. Read more →

Illiberal Aspects of Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

A group of citizens calling themselves the Minutemen patrols the border looking to stop illegal immigrants from entering the United States. Mexico’s president, Vicente Fox, states that Mexican migrant workers in the U.S. are “are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do.” Read more →

The Global Shift

The world will soon better appreciate the United States

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Radical global power shifts have been common throughout history. For almost a millennium (800-100 BC) the Greek East, with its proximity to wealthy Asia and African markets and a dynamic Hellenism, was the nexus of Western civilization — before giving way to Rome and the western Mediterranean. Read more →

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