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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.

A World Wonder: Part II

A Speech Given to the Woodrow Wilson Center on Democracy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Part II: Spreading Democracy in the Modern World Read more →

A World Wonder: Part I

A Speech Given to the Woodrow Wilson Center on Democracy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

This is a written transcript of recorded remarks given on June 2, 2005 at the Woodrow Wilson Center and made available to Private Papers by the Center.Click here to read an introduction by John Sitilides, Chairman, Board of Advisors, Southeast Europe Project Wilson Council. The speech will appear in three parts: Part I is a short history of democracy, Part II is on spreading democracy in the modern world, and Part III is a question-and-answer session following the speech. Read more →

Real Lesson of Vietnam

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Under fire, the president addressed the nation Tuesday night to reassure the American people that, for all the depressing news of bombings and death, we are winning the war and a free, democratic Iraq is key to Middle East salvation. Read more →

American Zen

Finessing our supposed friends and enemies.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

While the world debated whether an American guard at Guantanamo really flushed a Koran down a toilet, Robert Mugabe may have bulldozed the homes of 1.5 million Zimbabweans. Read more →

Korea: Our Bad and Worse Choices

by Victor Davis Hanson

American Enterprise Institute Magazine

The North Korean crisis offers only bad and worse choices for the United States. Kim Jong Il cultivates an air of lunacy, and threatens to nuke the Western critics who are more concerned with the plight of his North Korean people than he is. Read more →

Hitler, Hitler, Everwhere

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) was not alone when he recently compared American behavior at Guantanamo Bay to that of “Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings.” Read more →

The Politics of American Wars

How fascists became the “victims” in the current war.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For all the talk of imperial America, and our frequent “police actions,” we are hardly militarists. Protected by two-oceans, and founded on the principles of non-interference in Europe’s bloody internecine wars, the United States has always been rightly circumspect about going to war abroad. Read more →

Are They in the Army Now?

Cries of shortfall, exhaustion, and overstretch

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

Figures on U.S. military recruitment just released for 2005 show that the Army missed its monthly announced goal, achieving only 75 percent of its anticipated enlistments for this May. Read more →

Liberating the Power of Truth

A Review of Brian C. Anderson’s South Park Conservatives: The Revolt of the Liberal Media Bias.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

In the sixties, many of us were pulled to the left because we thought it was the ideology of liberty. Read more →

Profiles in Diversity

by Victor Davis Hanson

The Claremont Institute

Whether or not you agreed with them, university presidents used to be dignified figures on the American scene. Read more →

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