Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

The Global Shift

The world will soon better appreciate the United States

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Radical global power shifts have been common throughout history. For almost a millennium (800-100 BC) the Greek East, with its proximity to wealthy Asia and African markets and a dynamic Hellenism, was the nexus of Western civilization — before giving way to Rome and the western Mediterranean. Read more →

Lo, The U.N. By What Name Do We Call Thee?

Failed, useless, dubious, impotent, pernicious, morally exhausted . . .

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Every crisis is an opportunity, a time when the fissures and cracks of received wisdom and worn-out habits of thought are exposed. Read more →

Western Liberalism Is the Only Idea Left Standing

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The French and Dutch rebuffs of the European Union constitution will soon be followed by other rejections. Millions of proud, educated Europeans are tired of being told by unelected grandees that the mess they see is really abstract art. Read more →

Our Strange War: Looking Ahead, Our Options

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The three-year-plus war that began on September 11 is the strangest conflict in our history. It is not just that the first day saw the worst attack on American soil since our creation, or that we are publicly pledged to fighting a method — “terror” — rather than the concrete enemy of Islamic fascism that employs it. Read more →

High Noon for High News

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The recent Dan Rather and Newsweek controversies hardly seem connected. But on closer examination, both incidents symbolize what has gone wrong with traditional news organizations. Read more →

Muslims Have Desecrated Bibles and Churches

So what is all the mob angst over the Koran?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The images of Muslims rampaging over rumors and unproven allegations of “Koran abuse” are troubling — but not because of the behavior of the mobs. Read more →

Our Spoiled and Unhappy Global Elites: From Hypocrisy to Tedium

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Not long ago Pepsi Cola’s chief operating officer, Indra Nooyi, gave anaddress to the graduating class at Columbia Business School. In it, she metaphorically likened America to the middle finger on the global hand. Read more →

The Caricature and Reality of George Bush

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Moveon.org, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Anonymous, Richard Clark and now the Newsweek story about alleged desecration of the Koran — all these sensations of the day have been used to proclaim the supposed sins of the American administration in the Middle East. Read more →

Our Two-Front Struggle

Pre-modern plus postmodern equals riots in Afghanistan.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One recent Newsweek story alleged — or fabricated — that a single Koran was desecrated by an American soldier in Guantanamo Bay. Read more →

War Myths: An Exchange

by Victor Davis Hanson

Historically Speaking

The following essay appears in Historically Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical Society, (March/April 2005,Vol. VI, No. 4) Read more →

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