Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

In The Way of Political Freedom

Uncommon advocates and adversaries in an undecided struggle

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Those of us who enjoy political freedom often take it for granted, considering it a sort of natural resource that can be simply handed over to those peoples who lack it. Read more →

A Look Back: Turning Points Since September 11

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

know that things are going pretty well in America’s efforts in the Middle East when Fareed Zakaria, who was a sharp critic over the last two years, now assures us that events are working out in Iraq — just about, he tells us, like he saw all along. Read more →

Anti Anti-Americanism

by Victor Davis Hanson

American Enterprise Online

An entire industry has arisen to account for the recent anti-Americanism. In the case of the Europeans, the end of the Cold War lessened the need for subsidized American protection, emboldening them to caricature Americans as fat and materialistic. Read more →

‘Teachable Moments’

But who will teach the teachers?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

It recently came to light that University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill had slandered some of the 9/11 victims as “Little Eichmanns,” who may well have deserved punishment for their participation in what went on “in the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers.” Read more →

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 →

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