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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.

American Audacity

Who we are.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The nature of American technology and confidence in it are now such that our own astounding achievements sometimes insulate us from the unforgiving laws of the natural world that will not go away. Read more →

So Long to All That

Why the old world of bases, alliances, and NATO is now coming to an end.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

John Le Carre and Harold Pinter tell us that we are the enemy. Gerhard Schroeder wins an election only through anti-Americanism. French diplomats warn us not to consider a conniving Saddam Hussein out of compliance — and are seconded by Communist China. Read more →

Revolutionary

The president and his elements.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The State of the Union address was understated, but it was still quite a revolutionary sort of speech (“free people will set the course of history”). Read more →

“Evil Over Good”

The wages of dead-end logic.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We are on the eve of a controversial war in the Middle East. Read more →

Another Wartime SOTU

Some elements for presidential addressing

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Everyone advises the president to spell out in detail the case for war with Iraq. Read more →

‘Bomb Texas’

The psychological roots of anti-Americanism.

by Victor Davis Hanson

WSJ Opinion Journal

With this past autumn’s discussion in Washington over what to do about Iraq there arrived also the season of protests. Read more →

The Lessons of Wellington

by Victor Davis Hanson

New Criterion

Perhaps with the exception of Churchill, England has produced no more a remarkable man of action than the Duke of Wellington, who put an end to the Napoleonic Wars at Waterloo–nearly six million dead and twenty-three years after France’s mad genius first declared war against Austria in 1792. Read more →

“I Love Iraq, Bomb Texas”.

by Victor Davis Hanson

American Jewish Committee

With this autumn’s discussion in Washington over what to do about Iraq there arrived also the season of protests. Read more →

A Funny Sort of Empire

Are Americans really so imperial?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

It is popular now to talk of the American “empire.” In Europe particularly there are comparisons of Mr. Bush to Caesar — and worse — and invocations all sorts of pretentious poli-sci jargon like “hegemon,” “imperium,” and “subject states,” along with neologisms like “hyperpower” and “overdogs.” Read more →

Baghgrad?

Removing Saddam from Baghdad.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Like Hitler, Saddam Hussein has shown flashes of strategic caginess — in summer 1990 gobbling up Kuwait and threatening Saudi Arabia before perplexed diplomats realized what he was really up to. Read more →

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