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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.

Postmoderns Palestine

The new amorality in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There is a postmodern amorality afloat — the dividend of years of an American educational system in which historical ignorance, cultural relativism, and well-intentioned theory, in place of cold facts, has reigned. Read more →

The 1930’s, Again

A hard rain is going to fall.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In some ways in our war against the terrorists we are like the democracies of the late 1930s. Read more →

Palestine Pretense and Israel Reality

What the world knows, but can’t say, to be true/

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

A common theme throughout classical literature is the role of pretext (prophasis) contrasted with the actual cause of complaint (aitia) — the great divide between what aggrieved people say publicly and what they feel privately. Read more →

Questions: Making Sense of the World

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One of the advantages of living in relative isolation on a farm is the opportunity to ponder idle questions when there are few experts around to give the proper answers. Read more →

Listen to the Kuwaitis

What can we learn from the baffling stance of the Kuwaitis?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Kuwait has become a metaphor for the growing divide between the United States and the Islamic world — one that is fundamental and cannot be so easily resolved by shaking hands, holding conferences, and promising to “just to get along.” Read more →

What Wins Battles?

Warriors are not always soldiers.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One of the great trends of the modern world has been a blind faith in the overwhelming power of technology and material wealth. Read more →

Why the Muslims Misjudged Us

They hate us because their cultures is backwards and corrupt.

by Victor Davis Hanson

WSJ Opinion Journal Online

Since September 11, we have heard mostly slander and lies about the West from radical Islamic fundamentalists in their defense of the terrorists. Read more →

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

People seeking handouts use the war as an excuse

by Victor Davis Hanson

WSJ Opinion Journal Online

In times of national crisis we all look to government. It is the one entity that can marshal sufficient forces to protect us from foreign enemies and provide for our domestic safety. Read more →

Ferocious Warmakers: How Democracies Win Wars

by Victor Davis Hanson

The Claremont Institute

The historian Thucydides believed that democracies were the most adept governments at war making. Read more →

At War – What Are We Made Of?

The guts to resist evil.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

The United States finally entered the First World War because of the nation’s lingering outrage over a few hundred floating bodies from the sunken ocean liner Lusitania, which was torpedoed during Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare. Read more →

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