Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Fortress Israel?

Something there than doesn’t love a wall.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

President Bush’s speech outlined well enough the general parameters of peace — Israeli security, a new democratic government in Palestine without Mr. Arafat, return of most of the West Bank et al. Read more →

A New Tone For New Times

The language of democratic confidence, not fear of terrorism, is needed

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Top officials of our government warn that another terrorist attack of the magnitude of September 11 is “inevitable” and “is coming” in the near future. Read more →

From Jenin to Kashmir: The Hypocrisy of the World’s Attention

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For most of April and early May, the world’s attention was glued on Jenin as the Israeli Defense Forces sent an armored column and accompanying infantrymen to root out suspected terrorists and their apparatus of suicide bombing. Read more →

The Civic Education America Needs

September 11 reminded us that this country is exceptional. How to we teach that to our kids?

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

All countries seek to inculcate their youth with values that reflect and enhance their national culture—sometimes with horrific results, such as the goose-stepping Hitler Youth or head-nodding madrassas in the Middle East. Read more →

History Calling

A Review of Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren Oxford. 419 pp. $30.00 Read more →

Short-Term Pain & Long-Term Gain

Why the war on terror is not the Cold War.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For much of the 1990s the autocrats of the former Yugoslavia seized control of the fragmenting country and initiated an ethnically inspired bloodbath. Read more →

A Ring

A Memorial Day tale about a few very good men.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Yesterday, our rural mail carrier delivered to our farm a ring in a small box — of worn metal, its band cut in half, with a strange signet inset of a Roman legionary. Read more →

At the Bottom of Pandora’s Box

A glimmer of hope along the Kabul/Palestine/Baghdad Axis.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box, after the naïve young girl (named “All the Gifts”) opens the forbidden lid, and a host of evils flies out to plague the world — hope alone is left behind to counterbalance the baneful effluvia. Read more →

Occidentalism: The False West

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

American professors have long lectured to our students about purported Western biases and cruel misconceptions toward the “Other.” Read more →

War Will Be War

No matter the era, no mater the weapons, the same old hell.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

War is eternal. It is part of the human condition; it is, as Heraclitus wrote, “the father of us all.” Read more →

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