Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

So Far, So Good?

Where are all the purported American blunders?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

It is hard to fathom why the United States has been the subject of such vituperation from Europe and the purported moderate Middle Eastern states. September 11 marked the worst attack on American home soil in the nation’s entire history — a far more calamitous event than precursors for past American wars. Read more →

Soldiers of Contrasts

Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life by Carlo D’Este (Henry Holt, 672 pp., $35)

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

Carlo D’Este, a well-respected historian of the U.S. Army’s battles in Europe during World War II and the author of an engaging and sympathetic biography of Gen. George S. Patton, has now written a massive narrative of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military career. Read more →

Flunking With Flying Colors: Failing the Moral Test of Our Times

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The Middle East crisis offers the world an ethical litmus test for our generation in a variety of historic ways. Read more →

The Parable of the Weed

Attacking terrorism at its roots.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

My grandfather, a lifelong viticulturalist, used to sigh that the great plague of his life — besides banks, shippers, and packers — was johnsongrass (holcus halepensis). Read more →

European Morality?

We should look at what our alies do rather than say.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The United States once again is at odds with Europe and our closest allies. Read more →

A Royal Pain

With friends like the Saudia, who needs enemies?

by Victor Davis Hanson

WSJ Opinion Journal Online

Even if we were not attempting to prosecute a war against terror, the time would have long since arrived to reconsider our relations with Saudi Arabia. Read more →

A Ray of Arab Candor

A U.N. report by Middle-Eastern intellectuals blames Arab culture and Arab tyranny for Arab problems.

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

The just-released Arab Human Development Report, commissioned by the United Nations and drafted by a group of Middle Eastern intellectuals, utterly confirms the deep pathology gripping the Arab world that Western analysts have long noted. Read more →

Our Enemies, the Saudis

United States relations with Saudi Arabia

by Victor Davis Hanson

American Jewish Committee

Even if we were not attempting to prosecute a war against terror, the time would have long since arrived to reconsider our relations with Saudi Arabia. Read more →

Fortress Israel?

Something there than doesn’t love a wall.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

President Bush’s speech outlined well enough the general parameters of peace — Israeli security, a new democratic government in Palestine without Mr. Arafat, return of most of the West Bank et al. Read more →

A New Tone For New Times

The language of democratic confidence, not fear of terrorism, is needed

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Top officials of our government warn that another terrorist attack of the magnitude of September 11 is “inevitable” and “is coming” in the near future. Read more →

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