Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

A Futile Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

This essay appeared in the September 7, 2004 National Review Magazine.

John Kerry is worried about his record of support for gay unions, abortion-on-demand, and other hot-button liberal causes that rile moderate swing voters outside of New England. Read more →

See Ya, Iraq?

Leaving now would be a disaster.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

“War is a series of catastrophes that results in victory.” — Georges Clemenceau Read more →

Our Moral Quagmire

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Recently there was a demonstration not far from my home in central California. A number of illegal aliens were marching to demand the right to obtain California driver’s licenses. Their shrill advocates on television claimed that illegal residents of the state were willing to put up with demeaning questions about their legal status—but only if it meant in exchange gaining sanction to drive and obtain government identification. Read more →

The Other Olympics

Why so little anti-Americanism?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Well apart from the obvious lessons of the recent Olympic games that the amazing Greeks really did pull it off at the eleventh hour without major terrorist incidents, there was another story that remained largely ignored. Read more →

Who Whole World Is Watching

Three years of terrorism since September 11.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Chechen Islamicists burn up Russian airliners and shoot schoolgirls — and say they are victims, deprived of the chance for their own autonomous theocracy. Read more →

The Muslim Masses Know Otherwise

Why Islamic “moderates” and Western apologists create a costly smokescreen.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The brutal slaughter of children in Russia is yet another wake-up call we are not heeding. Read more →

George Bush, Our Uncommon Hedgehog

The advantages of “one big” idea.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

The greatest criticism of George Bush comes from the artistic and intellectual world. Alfred A. Knopf just published a novel by a prize-winning author about killing the President. The same theme of assassination is the stuff of off-Broadway comedies and stand-up comics. Read more →

Our Terminator: Will He End Decades of Squander in Desperate California?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Only Arnold Schwarzenegger could get away with praising Richard Nixon and repeating the line “girlie-men” in a thick Germanic accent—and in prime time at a national convention. Read more →

Brace Yourself

The months ahead will be momentous.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The summer and fall have been and will be momentous: national political conventions, elections slated in Afghanistan and here at home, the Olympics, high gas prices, and near cultural hysteria, whether measured by Fahrenheit 9/11 or the Swift-boat ads. But brace yourself — this is only the beginning. Read more →

The Fog of Battle

What comes around, goes…

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Even in daytime fighters do not perceive anything; indeed, nobody knows anything more than what is going on right around himself.

So the fifth-century B.C. military historian Thucydides commented on the confusion of battle on the heights above Syracuse (413 B.C.), and, indirectly, on the inability of historians such as himself to sort out the conflicting accounts provided by veterans of all battles. Read more →

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