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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.

‘Something Is Terribly, Terribly Wrong’

On the “seeming insanity” of U.S. immigration and assimilation practices

Interview by Marvin Olasky

World Magazine

Marvin Olasky interviewed Victor Davis Hanson for World Magazine.

WORLD’S INTRODUCTION: If you can only read one book on the immigration issue, read Mexifornia (Encounter Books, 2003), which author Victor Davis Hanson accurately describes as “part melancholy remembrance of a world gone by, part detached analysis by a historian who knows well the treacherous sirens of romance and nostalgia, and part advocacy by a teacher who always wanted his students to be second to none.” Read more →

Our Not-So-Wise Experts

A litany of past failure

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Brent Scowcroft predicted on the eve of the Iraqi elections that voting there would increase the risk of civil war. Indeed, he foresaw “a great potential for deepening the conflict.” He also once assured us that Iraq “could become a Vietnam in a way that the Vietnam war never did.” Did he mean perhaps worse than ten years of war and over 50,000 American dead, with the Cambodian holocaust next door? Read more →

Victor Davis Hanson “Live” with TAE

Hanson comments on topics from the Iraqi war to decline of the West

The American Enterprise

Professor Hanson was interviewed for TAE by Los Angeles journalist David Isaac. Read more →

Move the U.N.?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Americans grew up with kind feelings toward the United Nations. Many remain nostalgic about their childhood UNESCO Halloween buckets and UNICEF Christmas cards. Such goodwill explains why we host the organization and cover a quarter of its operating budget. Read more →

A Smoking Gun at Columbia University

A new saga in the assault on academic freedom unravels

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

If you’ve ever wondered how American universities can continue to allow political advocacy and indoctrination to flourish in their classrooms, consider the recent controversy over Columbia University’s department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC). Read more →

The Bush Dilemma

If the president is willing to take risks abroad, why won’t he do it at home?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Recent developments in the Middle East — whether democratic unrest in Lebanon, Syrian vows to keep within its own borders, promises of elections in Egypt, or Sunni clerics’ professions that they may cease opposition to the elected Iraqi government — should be welcome to the American people and substantiate the unfairly caricatured Middle East policies of the Bush administration. Read more →

Remembering Okinawa

Dealing with suicide bombers–60 years ago

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sixty years ago, the United States military invaded Okinawa on April 1, 1945, the last bastion of the Japanese maritime empire that stood in the way of an assault on the mainland. Read more →

Spiritual Parasites

Couldn’t evil be explained by choice?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The commentary on the recent murder of 9 people by a teen-aged gunman at a Minnesota Indian reservation school tells us as much about our cultural dysfunctions as do the killings themselves. Read more →

Don’t Stop Now: Opening Pandora’s Democratic Box

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

With the encouraging news of change in the air in Lebanon, Egypt, and the Gulf, coupled with a solidification of democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has arisen a new generation of doubters. Not all are simply gnashing their teeth that their prognostications of doom were wrong, but rather often reflect genuine worries about the viability of emerging democracy in the Middle East. Read more →

An Audience with Saudi Arabia

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Victor responded to some questions from Idris A. Ahmed, editor of Al-watanNewspaper, a daily Saudi news paper.

1. How do you see the world Without the U.S.?

A descent into regional power blocks and zones of influence that would eventually impair the present global system of trade and commerce. Read more →

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