Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Our Perfect Storms

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

“In peace and prosperity states and individuals have better sentiments, because they do not find themselves suddenly confronted with imperious necessities; but war takes away the easy supply of daily wants, and so proves a rough master that brings most men’s characters to a level with their fortunes.” Read more →

Questions on “Why We Must Stay in Iraq”

Transcript from on online chat with VDH in “Outlook”

Washington Post Read more →

The Forbidden History

A Review of The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims edited by Andrew G. Bostom.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Four years after 9/11 the postmortem of that disaster continues to focus on the institutional failures of our intelligence agencies and government bureaucracies. Read more →

Our Strange Foreign Policy

Are we isolationists, imperialists, or wide-eyed dreamers–or all and none?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For all the national angst over Afghanistan and Iraq, historians will come to appreciate that sometime after 2001 the United States embarked on a radically different, much riskier, and ultimately more humane foreign policy — one of both pulling in our horns while at the same time promoting risky democratic reform in targeted areas. Read more →

The Imperfect War

Liberal democracy is the good, not the perfect struggle.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Not long ago Lt. Col. Erik Kurilla, an authentic American hero, was shot three times and wounded in Mosul, Iraq, as he led his men into a terrorist enclave. Read more →

From Nationalism to Fascism to Terror

Parallels between Germany and the Arab World

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

On occasion, one finds a historical pattern that provides a paradigm useful for interpreting contemporary world events. Read more →

Why We Must Stay in Iraq

by Victor Davis Hanson

Washington Post

Vietnam is once again in the air. Last month’s antiwar demonstrations in Crawford, Tex., have been heralded as the beginning of an antiwar movement that will take to the streets like the one of 30 years ago. Influential pundits — in the manner of a gloomy Walter Cronkite after the Tet offensive — are assuring us that we can’t win in Iraq and that we have no option but a summary withdrawal. Read more →

Our Dog Days

August has passed, but its craziness may not have.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The Greeks believed that the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star, in August made the sun grow hot, and hence inaugurated a period when people acted a little crazy — as we ourselves all saw the past few weeks. Read more →

Right Strategy Again

Gaza pullout will turn terror morass to conventional standoff.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

“Brilliant tactician, lousy strategist.” So goes the conventional wisdom about the old bulldozer Ariel Sharon. Read more →

The Paranoid Style

Iraq: Where socialists and anarchists join in with racialists and paleocons.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

It is becoming nearly impossible to sort the extreme rhetoric of the antiwar Left from that of the fringe paleo-Right. Both see the Iraqi war through the same lenses: the American effort is bound to fail and is a deep reflection of American pathology. Read more →

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