Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Elegant Nonsense

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Nearly 24 centuries ago, Plato warned not to confuse innate artistic skill with either education or intelligence. Read more →

Our Wars Over the War

“The fault is not in our stars.”

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Ever since September 11, there has been an alternative narrative about this war embraced by the Left. In this mythology, the attack on September 11 had in some vague way something to do with American culpability. Read more →

Dishonest and Deadly

Why does the West entertain such a wrongheaded notion as multiculturalism?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The news that the London terrorist attacks were carried out by second-generation Muslim immigrants should not surprise us. Read more →

A World Wonder: A Speech Given to the Woodrow Wilson Center on Democracy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Part III: Question and Answer

MR. SITILIDES:  Thank you very much, Dr. Hanson.  We appreciate the historical sweep of your presentation.  Read more →

The Iraqi Wars

Our 15-year conflict with Iraq.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Iraq is a blur now. Everyone from Norman Schwarzkopf and General Zinni to Tommy Franks and General Abezaid is mixed up in our memories. The public can’t quite separate Baathists from jihadists, Shiite from Sunni, or one coalition from another. Mostly the confusion arises because we have compressed four separate wars of two decades into some vague continuum. Read more →

How to Lose a War

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Post

Thursday’s attack in London is the latest blow struck in the war that began on Sept. 11. Its origins are easy to fathom: A minority of Muslim extremists, their numbers in the few millions, resents deeply the erosion of life in the Middle East and other Muslim areas. Read more →

Jihad Is Knocking: Another Episode in the War between Christendom and Islam

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The slaughter in London is another grisly wake-up call that likely will go as unheeded as earlier ones. Read more →

The Same Old, Same Old . . .

An anatomy of the London bombing.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The British may react very differently than the Spanish did after Madrid — by doing nothing rather than by retreating from Iraq. Read more →

A World Wonder: Part II

A Speech Given to the Woodrow Wilson Center on Democracy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Part II: Spreading Democracy in the Modern World Read more →

A World Wonder: Part I

A Speech Given to the Woodrow Wilson Center on Democracy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

This is a written transcript of recorded remarks given on June 2, 2005 at the Woodrow Wilson Center and made available to Private Papers by the Center.Click here to read an introduction by John Sitilides, Chairman, Board of Advisors, Southeast Europe Project Wilson Council. The speech will appear in three parts: Part I is a short history of democracy, Part II is on spreading democracy in the modern world, and Part III is a question-and-answer session following the speech. Read more →

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