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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.

Our Spoiled and Unhappy Global Elites: From Hypocrisy to Tedium

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Not long ago Pepsi Cola’s chief operating officer, Indra Nooyi, gave anaddress to the graduating class at Columbia Business School. In it, she metaphorically likened America to the middle finger on the global hand. Read more →

The Caricature and Reality of George Bush

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Anonymous, Richard Clark and now the Newsweek story about alleged desecration of the Koran — all these sensations of the day have been used to proclaim the supposed sins of the American administration in the Middle East. Read more →

Our Two-Front Struggle

Pre-modern plus postmodern equals riots in Afghanistan.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One recent Newsweek story alleged — or fabricated — that a single Koran was desecrated by an American soldier in Guantanamo Bay. Read more →

War Myths: An Exchange

by Victor Davis Hanson

Historically Speaking

The following essay appears in Historically Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical Society, (March/April 2005,Vol. VI, No. 4) Read more →

Suicidal Tendencies in the West

Tolerance unreciprocated leaves the West vulnerable.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Last week riots broke out in Afghanistan and Pakistan over an unfounded rumor, irresponsibly published by Newsweek magazine, that an American interrogator had flushed a Koran down the toilet. Read more →


Criticism and correction on numbers of protesters in Holland

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Recently, in response to “Remembering World War II,” readers from the Netherlands wrote to suggest that my reference to “thousands” of Dutch protesting President Bush’s arrival in Holland was in error, and contradicted their own first-hand observations, two of which estimated somewhat more than 100 protestors. Read more →

A Quick Fix–Do Your Own Dishes

by Victor Davis Hanson

Los Angeles Times

Open borders are a disaster. They undermine respect for the law, imperil homeland security, allow Mexico to export its apparently unwanted people rather than embrace much-needed economic reform, and preclude unionization by poorer, entry-level American workers. Read more →

Reconsidering Tenure

Its time has come

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Tenure in our universities is simply unlike any other institution in American society. Take the case of Ward Churchill at the University of Colorado. Because of his inflammatory slander of the September 11 victims, the public turned its attention to his status. Read more →

How the ‘Cowboys’ of the West Defeated the Nazis

by Victor Davis Hanson

Wall Street Journal

This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on May 9, 2005.

President Bush is in Moscow’s Red Square today, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945. Less than four years earlier, Hitler had declared war on the “cowboys” of the U.S. following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Read more →

Energy Compromises?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

A shorter version of this essay recently appeared in the National Post (Toronto).

We must be careful in warning about an ‘energy crisis,’ since past Cassandras-of-doom have been habitually proven wrong by new oil finds and continual fuel savings through novel technologies. Read more →

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