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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.

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 →

The Moral Choice: What America Needs to Defend Democracy

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The next half-year will see some of the most critical months in American history. Read more →

Fantasyland

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

We live in an upside-down civilization of hit Michael Moore conspiracy films, of novels about how to kill a sitting President of the United States, of elite American newsmen ridiculing brave Iraq democrats, and of allied peoples abroad who tell pollsters that they prefer beheaders and fascists to win in Iraq. Perhaps we should take a hard look at this current mythic world. Read more →

Fantasyland

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

We live in an upside-down civilization of hit Michael Moore conspiracy films, of novels about how to kill a sitting President of the United States, of elite American newsmen ridiculing brave Iraq democrats, and of allied peoples abroad who tell pollsters that they prefer beheaders and fascists to win in Iraq. Perhaps we should take a hard look at this current mythic world. Read more →

High Noon on June 30?

by Victor Davis Hanson

The Oregonian

Pessimism surrounds the proposed June 30th transfer from the American-led coalition authority to the Iraqi interim government. Critics, left and right, fear that we are ram-rodding democracy down the throats of Iraqis. Read more →

The Psychological Effect

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

RONALD REAGAN’S legacy is not one of ideological purity. He raised taxes and signed liberal abortion legislation in California. Despite his “evil empire” speech, he was not the preeminent Cold Warrior: Truman and Eisenhower had both fashioned the policy of containment and deterrence. Read more →

A Reagan for Everybody

Who exactly was Ronald Reagan?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

One of the strangest developments following the recent funeral of Ronald Reagan was the emergence of all sorts of “authentic” — and irreconcilable—Reagans. Read more →

Do We Really Need More Troops In Iraq?

by Victor Davis Hanson

(A later version of this essay appears in the current issue ofCommentary Magazine.)

How many American troops should be posted in Iraq, beyond the present spike of 135,000—a number that was itself raised from the informally agreed-upon level of 115,000? Read more →

Elastic Definitions of Sexual Harassment

The high costs to free speech of vague legal terms and frivolous cases.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Even as the civil liberties fundamentalists continue to fret over the Patriot Act and the treatment of terrorists in our custody, a more insidious and dangerous assault on our freedom, one that has been going on for years now, continues apace. Read more →

Let Europe Be Europe

America should give up on the shattered Atlantic Alliance.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Beware of punditry now assuring us that, because we have seen the error of our ways and are now penitent, Europe is back on board. A contrite Mr. Bush — his critics imply — now seeks to smile more like Reagan and bite his lip like Clinton, and drop the old, scary “dead or alive,” “Old Europe,” and “smoke ’em out” lingo. Read more →

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