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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.

If the Dead Could Talk

They’d teach us a thing or two about war.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The last two weeks I have been following the route of the American Army’s drive from Normandy into Germany in 1944-5. Read more →

A Return to Childhood: The New Immaturity

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

I would never have imagined that journalists, academics, actors, artists, and the intelligentsia in general would have so opposed the end of dictatorship and promotion of democracy abroad. Read more →

Embedded and Elitist Left

The Long March through Schools of Journalism

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

If you want a good example of the “long march through the institutions” undertaken by sixties leftists after they left school, look no further than the career of Orville Schell, dean of Berkeley’s School of Journalism. Read more →

If the Dead Could Talk

They’s teach us a thing or two about war.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The last two weeks I have been following the route of the American Army’s drive from Normandy into Germany in 1944-5. It is quite something to visit Aachen, Mainz, the Hürtzen forest, Bastogne, Omaha Beach, and Pointe du Hoc, and then juxtapose such visits with the daily pabulum in the International Herald Tribune, CNN, and the European dailies. Read more →

Hedging on Iraq

Which side will Americans choose to be on?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

What exactly do we think is going on in Iraq? The Democratic platform hedges on the war, suggesting that reasonable people can argue over the need for last year’s intervention — as if Dennis Kucinich and Joe Lieberman have only slight disagreements about our involvement. Read more →

History’s Verdict: The Summer of 1944 and 2004

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

About this time 60 years ago, six weeks after the Normandy beach landings, Americans were dying in droves in France. Read more →

Allies, Friends, Neutrals, or Enemies?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

For all the mayhem in the Sunni Triangle, and for all our mishaps at trying to reconstruct a pathological society reeling from 30 years of mass murder, we are now seeing the emergence of new civilized beginnings in Iraq. Read more →

The Ayatollah of Anti-Americanism

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The Anti-Chomsky Reader, ed. by Peter Collier and David Horowitz (Encounter Books) Read more →

Civilization vs. Trivia

Sometimes life’s choices are simple.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Last week, the carnivore Saddam Hussein faced the world in the docket. There was none of the usual Middle East barbarity. The mass murderer was not hooded and then beheaded on tape, in the manner of al Qaeda. Civilization has come to Iraq. Read more →

Another 9/11?

The awful response that we dare not speak about

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Almost daily we are assured that another attack on the homeland, commensurate with 9/11, is inevitable. What a scary mood of fatalism we are in! Where will it happen? The Olympics? The party conventions this summer? A week before the election? Chicago? L.A.? Read more →

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