Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Process but No Peace

by Victor Davis Hanson

Policy Review

Dennis Ross. The Missing Peace. The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace by Dennis Ross. (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004) 840 pages. Read more →

The Ents of Europe

Strange rumblings on the continent.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One of the many wondrous peoples that poured forth from the rich imagination of the late J. R. R. Tolkien were the Ents. Read more →

A Secretary for Farmland Security

by Victor Davis Hanson

The New York Times

President Bush’s selection of a new secretary of agriculture, Gov. Mike Johanns of Nebraska, comes as American agriculture is at a dangerous crossroads. Despite government subsidies and technological advancements, the United States could soon become a net importer of food for the first time in about 50 years. Read more →

The Faith of our Fathers

There is another fundamentalism to worry about.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

For those Democrats still licking their electoral wounds, a soothing narrative has emerged among the liberal commentariat. Read more →

So Much Lost and Little Gained

Stone’s leftist agenda robs Alexander of authenticity.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

A movie as bad as Oliver Stone’s Alexander usually would not be worth notice, but Stone has indulged several cinematic and political pathologies that are illuminating. Read more →

How Far We’ve Come

Let’s not forget.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

The harrowing World War II movie Twelve O’Clock High begins with a postwar bald and bespectacled Dean Jagger (Colonel Harvey Stovall) riding his bicycle out to an old airfield in Archbury, England, that years earlier had been home to the 918th B-17 Bombing Group of the 8th Air force. Read more →

Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait

by Victor Davis Hanson

Commentary

Vol. 116, Iss. 5

A Lost Breed Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait by Midge Decter (Regan Books/HarperCollins. 220pp.) Read more →

Culling From Among Mediocre in Hollywood

A short review of Oliver Stone’s Alexander the Great

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Well, I thought it was simply terrible. The film goes on for nearly three hours, but we hear nothing of what either supporters or detractors of Alexander, both ancient and modern, have agreed were the central issues of his life. Read more →

Misplaced Metaphors

The conventional wisdom reveals more about us than about Iraq.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One of the more curious aspects of the commentary on this war has not been the bias of the mainstream media but the cynical punditry that somehow ends up as the conventional wisdom among our New York and Washington elites. Here is a small sample of misplaced metaphors, allusions, and conventional wisdom of the last three years. Read more →

Arafat’s Death Changes Nothing

Do we really believe Arafat’s rejectionism died with him?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The post-Arafat age has begun, and the conventional wisdom about what might or should happen in the Israeli-Arab conflict is quickly hardening into a soothing mantra. Read more →

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