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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.

Leave Rumsfeld Be

He is not to blame for our difficulties

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The Washington Post recently warned that doctors are urging interested parties of all types to get their flu shots before the “scarce” vaccine is thrown out. But how is such a surfeit possible when our national media scared us to death just a few months ago with the specter of a national flu epidemic, corporate malfeasance, and Bush laxity? Read more →

The Modern World’s Greatest Delusion

How enlightened are modern myths of sexuality?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

If you want a good guide to the pathologies of the liberal mind, look no farther than Frank Rich’s weekly column in the Sunday New York Times. Read more →

Gay Old Times?

Oliver Stone perpetuates a classical myth

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

The consensus about Oliver Stone’s Alexander is that the film’s splashy gay motifs could not overcome the stilted dialogue, ludicrous Irish-brogue and Count Dracula accents, and excruciating minutes of dead screen time devoted to model-like poses, secretive eye contact, and soap-opera double entendres. Read more →

Cracked Icons: Why the Left has Lost Credibility

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There is much talk of post-election reorganization and rethinking among demoralized liberals, especially in matters of foreign policy. They could start by accepting that the demise of many of their cherished beliefs and institutions was not the fault of others. Read more →

Process but No Peace

by Victor Davis Hanson

Policy Review

Dennis Ross. The Missing Peace. The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace by Dennis Ross. (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004) 840 pages. Read more →

The Ents of Europe

Strange rumblings on the continent.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One of the many wondrous peoples that poured forth from the rich imagination of the late J. R. R. Tolkien were the Ents. Read more →

A Secretary for Farmland Security

by Victor Davis Hanson

The New York Times

President Bush’s selection of a new secretary of agriculture, Gov. Mike Johanns of Nebraska, comes as American agriculture is at a dangerous crossroads. Despite government subsidies and technological advancements, the United States could soon become a net importer of food for the first time in about 50 years. Read more →

The Faith of our Fathers

There is another fundamentalism to worry about.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

For those Democrats still licking their electoral wounds, a soothing narrative has emerged among the liberal commentariat. Read more →

So Much Lost and Little Gained

Stone’s leftist agenda robs Alexander of authenticity.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

A movie as bad as Oliver Stone’s Alexander usually would not be worth notice, but Stone has indulged several cinematic and political pathologies that are illuminating. Read more →

How Far We’ve Come

Let’s not forget.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

The harrowing World War II movie Twelve O’Clock High begins with a postwar bald and bespectacled Dean Jagger (Colonel Harvey Stovall) riding his bicycle out to an old airfield in Archbury, England, that years earlier had been home to the 918th B-17 Bombing Group of the 8th Air force. Read more →

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