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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.

Enough is Enough

Civilization has two choices when facing jihadists.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

After the July 7 London bombings, some in the United Kingdom wondered if the bombing was in retaliation for Britain having troops in Iraq. Perhaps, they suggested, a withdrawal, emulating the Spanish appeasement after the March 2004 bombings in Madrid, would prevent further attacks. Now there has been another series of explosions in London. Read more →

And Then They Came After Us

We’re at war. How about acting like it?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

First the terrorists of the Middle East went after the Israelis. From 1967 we witnessed 40 years of bombers, child murdering, airline hijacking, suicide murdering, and gratuitous shooting. We in the West usually cried crocodile tears, and then came up with all sorts of reasons to allow such Middle Eastern killers a pass. Read more →

War and the West, Then and Now: Part III

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

This is a transcript of a recorded talk of about 50 minutes before an audience on February 11, 2004 at the University of Oregon. Read more →

War and the West, Then and Now: Part II

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

This is a transcript of a recorded talk of about 50 minutes before an audience on February 11, 2004 at the University of Oregon. Read more →

War and the West, Then and Now: Part I

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

This is a transcript of a recorded talk of about 50 minutes before an audience on February 11, 2004 at the University of Oregon. Read more →

Elegant Nonsense

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Nearly 24 centuries ago, Plato warned not to confuse innate artistic skill with either education or intelligence. Read more →

Our Wars Over the War

“The fault is not in our stars.”

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Ever since September 11, there has been an alternative narrative about this war embraced by the Left. In this mythology, the attack on September 11 had in some vague way something to do with American culpability. Read more →

Dishonest and Deadly

Why does the West entertain such a wrongheaded notion as multiculturalism?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The news that the London terrorist attacks were carried out by second-generation Muslim immigrants should not surprise us. Read more →

A World Wonder: A Speech Given to the Woodrow Wilson Center on Democracy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Part III: Question and Answer

MR. SITILIDES:  Thank you very much, Dr. Hanson.  We appreciate the historical sweep of your presentation.  Read more →

The Iraqi Wars

Our 15-year conflict with Iraq.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Iraq is a blur now. Everyone from Norman Schwarzkopf and General Zinni to Tommy Franks and General Abezaid is mixed up in our memories. The public can’t quite separate Baathists from jihadists, Shiite from Sunni, or one coalition from another. Mostly the confusion arises because we have compressed four separate wars of two decades into some vague continuum. Read more →

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