Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Why Democracy?

Ten reasons to support democracy in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Neoconservatives hope that a democratic Iraq and Afghanistan can usher in a new age of Middle Eastern consensual government that will cool down a century-old cauldron of hatred. Read more →

Postmodern War

Weaker enemies have learned to use our strengths against us. This time, they’ll lose.

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

It is still suicidal to meet the United States in a conventional war—at least for any enemy that has not fully adopted Western arms, discipline, logistics, and military organization. Read more →

The Boxer Metaphor

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

A shorter version of this was syndicated by Tribune Media Services.

The symbolism of the recent heated exchange between Senator Boxer and Secretary-of-State Rice was telling. Read more →

The Distorted View of Israel

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Joshua Muravchik, Covering the Intifada. How the Media Reported the Palestinian Uprising (The Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policy). Read more →

The Global Throng: Why the World’s Elites Gnash Their Teeth

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Do we even remember “all that” now? The lunacy that appeared after 9/11 that asked us to look for the “root causes” to explain why America may have “provoked” spoiled mama’s boys like bin Laden and Mohammed Atta to murder Americans at work? Read more →

Distortion’s Feedback Loop

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

A review of Covering the Intifada: How the Media Reported the Palestinian Uprising, by Joshua Muravchik (Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policy) Read more →

The Hard Road to Democracy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Fostering elections in Iraq is a hard road, well apart from the daily violence of the Sunni Triangle. The autocratic Sunni elite of surrounding countries prefers democracy to fail, warning us that an Iranian-sponsored theocracy will surely follow in Iraq, legitimizing a new Arab Khomeinism. Read more →

Has Iraq Weakened Us?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Commentary Magazine

Whatever the results of the elections scheduled for late January in Iraq, a new pessimism about that country, as well as about the larger war on terror, has taken hold in many circles in the United States. Read more →

Strange Politics: The Rise of the Not-So-Conservative Conservatives

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

There are several issues ahead, such as immigration, deficits of all sorts, and energy dependence, that have the potential to erode conservatives’ appeal to the general public. Read more →

Stories of Imperial Collapse Are Getting Old

by Victor Davis Hanson

New Criterion

The most recent doom-and-gloom forecast by Matthew Parris of the LondonTimes would be hilarious if it were not so hackneyed. After all, Americans long ago have learned to grin any time a British intellectual talks about the upstart’s foreordained imperial collapse. Read more →

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