Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Vet Bearing Gift

Two welcome rings.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of a four-part series excerpted from the introduction of Victor Davis Hanson’s latest book Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, reprinted with Doubleday’s permission. Part I of the series can be read here and II here. Read more →

Ghosts & Survivors

War memories of a man I never knew.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a four-part series excerpted from the introduction of Victor Davis Hanson’s latest book Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, reprinted with Doubleday’s permission. Part I of the series can be read here. Read more →

Never Forget

Victor Hanson, KIA, 1945.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a four-part series excerpted from the introduction of Victor Davis Hanson’s latest book Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, reprinted with Doubleday’s permission. Read more →

The Truth Will Set Us Free

What this war is not about.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

So far most of our intelligentsia have been more eager to explain what this war is not than what it is. Yet the conflict is not a hash-it-out in the faculty lounge, nor a brainstorm over a headline in the newsroom, nor flashy quippmanship in a political debate. Read more →

“Those Jews”

If only Israel and its supporters would disappear.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There are certain predictable symptoms to watch when a widespread amorality begins to infect a postmodern society: cultural relativism, atheism, socialism, utopian pacifism. Read more →

The Event of the Age

Iraq is becoming the deciding issue of our time.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Talk, yell, spin, flip, back peddle — so America’s elite pundits endlessly regurgitate the debate over Iraq. Most are terrified that last week’s gloomy prognosis will be proven foolish by this week’s relative absence of bombings — only in turn to be shown prescient by next week’s turmoil. Read more →

The Vision Thing

Convincing Americans to stick with a crazy Middle East.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Various Syrian foreign ministers, speaking on behalf of a recognized terrorist state, recently warned Israel for fostering “instability” throughout the region by taking out the supposedly empty infrastructure of a killers’ training base on Syrian soil. Read more →

Legends of the Fall

More myths about the current war.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

“The war is against ‘terror’.” As a number of astute observers have reminded us, terror is a method, not an enemy. And we are no more in a war against it than we were once fighting the scourge of Zeros or the plague of Soviet MiGs. Read more →

What’s It All About?

Playing high-stakes poker like never before.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The objectives and methods of the terrorists and ambushers in Iraq are not hard to fathom. Their strategy is twofold. Read more →

Why History Has No End

Islamic rage and Western disunity show that reports of history’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

Writing as the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously announced the “End of History.” The world, he argued, was fast approaching the final stage of its political evolution. Read more →

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