Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

A Smoking Gun at Columbia University

A new saga in the assault on academic freedom unravels

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

If you’ve ever wondered how American universities can continue to allow political advocacy and indoctrination to flourish in their classrooms, consider the recent controversy over Columbia University’s department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC). Read more →

The Bush Dilemma

If the president is willing to take risks abroad, why won’t he do it at home?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Recent developments in the Middle East — whether democratic unrest in Lebanon, Syrian vows to keep within its own borders, promises of elections in Egypt, or Sunni clerics’ professions that they may cease opposition to the elected Iraqi government — should be welcome to the American people and substantiate the unfairly caricatured Middle East policies of the Bush administration. Read more →

Remembering Okinawa

Dealing with suicide bombers–60 years ago

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sixty years ago, the United States military invaded Okinawa on April 1, 1945, the last bastion of the Japanese maritime empire that stood in the way of an assault on the mainland. Read more →

Spiritual Parasites

Couldn’t evil be explained by choice?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The commentary on the recent murder of 9 people by a teen-aged gunman at a Minnesota Indian reservation school tells us as much about our cultural dysfunctions as do the killings themselves. Read more →

Don’t Stop Now: Opening Pandora’s Democratic Box

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

With the encouraging news of change in the air in Lebanon, Egypt, and the Gulf, coupled with a solidification of democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has arisen a new generation of doubters. Not all are simply gnashing their teeth that their prognostications of doom were wrong, but rather often reflect genuine worries about the viability of emerging democracy in the Middle East. Read more →

An Audience with Saudi Arabia

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Victor responded to some questions from Idris A. Ahmed, editor of Al-watanNewspaper, a daily Saudi news paper.

1. How do you see the world Without the U.S.?

A descent into regional power blocks and zones of influence that would eventually impair the present global system of trade and commerce. Read more →

The Noose Tightens

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

His new Middle East neighborhood cannot make Syria’s dictator Bashar Assad very happy. Turkey is democratic to his north. A million Arabs vote in Israel to the south. Palestinians are near civil war to establish democratic rule — their own terrorists more a threat to the newly elected Abu Abbas than are Israeli tanks. Read more →

The Civilization of Dhimmitude

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

A review of Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis, by Bat Ye’or. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 384 pages, $23.95 Read more →

Does Ward Churchill Even Exist?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Dr., Native American, original artist, serious scholar, combat veteran, highly recruited and sought-after academic, ex-Weatherman mentor: How many — if any — of these seven faces of our real-life Dr. Lao are true? Read more →

America’s New Discontents

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sometime in the 1960s there arose a new home-grown distrust of the United States, followed by an erosion of faith in the values of the West. Perhaps the culprit was the fiasco in Vietnam or the rise of a trendy multiculturalism that followed from it. Read more →

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