Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Defending the Greeks

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

This talk was presented February 28, 2005 at California State University, Sacramento at a dinner hosted by the Tsakopolous Hellenic Foundation in honor of California State Senator Nicholas C. Petris Read more →

Blood for Oil?: No Oil Money for Bloody Terrorists

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Even in the face of spreading reform in the Middle East, Americans remain divided over the wisdom of removing Saddam Hussein and then staying on to foster democracy in Iraq. But petroleum should not be part of that controversy. Nevertheless, the most persistent smear of this war has been this idea of “blood for oil”—whether the so-called Afghanistan pipeline or Halliburton “grab” for concessions and profits. Read more →

Eurospeak: Sorting Out The Teenage Sass

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

President Bush supposedly charmed the Europeans, and now they purportedly don’t hate us any more. Read more →

FAQ from the Blogosphere: An Interview with Victor Hanson

Private Papers

More than three years after September 11 and more than a year and a half after liberation of Iraq, how do you see the progress of the war on terror? Read more →

In Search of Solutions: Americans are Tired of Bickering

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Democrats call for President Bush to use his conservative majorities to find common solutions to perennial problems that might find resonance with Americans tired of partisan bickering. There are plenty of places to start on a variety of different issues. Read more →

Soft Power, Hard Reality

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

A shorter version of this appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tuesday 22, 2005. Read more →

Merchants of Despair

Sort of for the war, sort of…

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Much of the recent domestic critique of American efforts in the Middle East has long roots in our own past — and little to do with the historic developments on the ground in Iraq Read more →

Sunny California Caught by Gathering Storm

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

California’s weather is nearly ideal. The soil is the nation’s richest. There is a 1,000-mile coastline and endowments of fishing, timber, petroleum and water. In less than a century, our ancestors created Hollywood and Silicon Valley, as well as booming agribusiness, tourism and trade. Read more →

Unsung Victories

The effects of American policy throughout the Middle East are gradually being felt

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Last week, Mr. Abbas ordered the ruins of Yasir Arafat’s Gaza headquarters cleared away. The Israelis had destroyed the building in 2002, and Mr. Arafat had kept the ruins as a kind of memorial. Suddenly, in a day, it was gone.” — New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 2005. Read more →

The Folly of a Nuclear Iran

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Despite the bleak preventative options, no one wants to permit Iran to go nuclear. Yet if strategists despair over the methods of stopping Iran’s bomb, few have explicitly outlined why we should even try. Read more →

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