Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

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 →

Remembering World War II: Revisionists Get It Wrong

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

As the world commemorated the 60th anniversary of the end of the European Theater of World War II, revisionism was the norm. In the last few years, new books and articles have argued for a complete rethinking of the war. The only consistent theme in this various second-guessing was a diminution of the American contribution and suspicion of our very motives. Read more →

What Happened to History?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Our society suffers from the tyranny of the present. Presentism is the strange affliction of assuming that all our good things were created by ourselves — as if those without our technology who came before us lacked our superior knowledge and morality. Read more →

Democratic Suicide

When will the Dems start winning again? When they start living and speaking like normal folks.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We are in unsure times amid a controversial war. Yet the American people are not swayed by the universities, the major networks, the New York Times, Hollywood, the major foundations, and NPR. Read more →

The Bush Doctrine’s Next Test

by Victor Davis Hanson

Commentary Magazine

On March 14, at about the same time Western antiwar groups were organizing their annual spring demonstrations against American efforts in the Middle East, nearly a million Lebanese, including Sunni Muslims, Druze, and Christians, took to the streets of Beirut. Read more →

Lost Without Faith

New book challenges “enlightened” notion of evil.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Review of Unspeakable: Facing Up to Evil in an Age of Genocide and Terrorby Os Guinness (Harper, 2005, 242 pp). Read more →

Senators Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t . . .

Vote on Bolton’s experience and qualifications if you can.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The marathon confirmation hearings of John Bolton to be the American ambassador to the United Nations have become pathetic. Bolton is supposedly discourteous to subordinates. He was a hands-on-his-hips boss! Heaven forbid, he sometimes bellowed. Read more →

On Being Disliked

The new not-so-unwelcome anti-Americanism

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Last year the hysteria about the hostility toward the United States reached a fevered pitch. Everyone from Jimmy Carter to our Hollywood elite lamented that America had lost its old popularity. Read more →

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