Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Sexual Harassment or Censorship?

Vague language in Executive Order 927 leaves one to wonder who might harass whom.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Even as the ACLU frets over the privacy of people chatting with Al Qaeda on their cell phones or googling bomb-making instructions on public library computers, a more serious threat to civil liberties and personal freedom has long been institutionalized in our society. Read more →

Fantasy and Worse from the Los Angeles Times

by Bruce S. Thornton and Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

[Editor’s Note: In the Sunday February 5, 2006 edition of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Fresno-based Times reporter Mark Arax published an essay purportedly about how acrimony over 9/11 issues, Iraq, and the war on terror has divided his community “The Valley’s Not So Civil War”In fact, the piece was slanted, replete with factual errors, and almost laughable in its caricatures, especially of Fresno-area “Jews.” Here is our response to the essay by Victor Davis Hanson and Bruce Thornton, Private Papers contributors who were both mentioned in the article, and like Arax are both natives and life-long residents of the valley.] Read more →

Bad Taste and Freedom

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Sparks sure fly when the premodern world of religious piety and the postmodern world of Monty Python collide. Middle Eastern Muslims have demonstrated, threatened, boycotted and burned in their fury over European newspapers republishing months-old distasteful cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Read more →

Losing Civilization

Are we going to tolerate the downfall of Western ideals?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The great wealth and leisure created by modern technology have confused some in the modern age into thinking that history is linear. Read more →

The Indictment of the West

by Bruce S. Thornton

The New Individualist

{This copyrighted article first appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of The New Individualist and is reprinted by permission.} Read more →

What History Says About the Iraq War

by Victor Davis Hanson

The American Enterprise Magazine

Why did the successful war in Iraq to replace Saddam Hussein with a democracy lose the majority support of the American public? Read more →

With Hamas Victory Comes Clarity

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Unexpected. Terrible. Inevitable. Everyone has a particular take on the dramatic Palestinian election victory of Hamas. Read more →

Three Pillars of Wisdom

Finding our footing where lunacy looms large.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Public relations between the so-called West and the Islamic Middle East have reached a level of abject absurdity. Read more →

Deconstructing Bin Laden

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We don’t know whether the latest and much-discussed Osama bin Laden tape was recorded recently. But the harangue is still a valuable reflection of the current al Qaeda hierarchy that broadcast it to the world. Read more →

Amoral Euphemism

Is “outsourcing” multilateralism?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Senator John Kerry has recently opined, “Why hasn’t Osama Bin Laden been captured or killed, and how will he be destroyed before he next appears on tape to spread his disgusting message?” Read more →

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