Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Our Two-Front Struggle

Pre-modern plus postmodern equals riots in Afghanistan.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

One recent Newsweek story alleged — or fabricated — that a single Koran was desecrated by an American soldier in Guantanamo Bay. Read more →

War Myths: An Exchange

by Victor Davis Hanson

Historically Speaking

The following essay appears in Historically Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical Society, (March/April 2005,Vol. VI, No. 4) Read more →

Suicidal Tendencies in the West

Tolerance unreciprocated leaves the West vulnerable.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Last week riots broke out in Afghanistan and Pakistan over an unfounded rumor, irresponsibly published by Newsweek magazine, that an American interrogator had flushed a Koran down the toilet. Read more →

Footnote

Criticism and correction on numbers of protesters in Holland

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Recently, in response to “Remembering World War II,” readers from the Netherlands wrote to suggest that my reference to “thousands” of Dutch protesting President Bush’s arrival in Holland was in error, and contradicted their own first-hand observations, two of which estimated somewhat more than 100 protestors. Read more →

A Quick Fix–Do Your Own Dishes

by Victor Davis Hanson

Los Angeles Times

Open borders are a disaster. They undermine respect for the law, imperil homeland security, allow Mexico to export its apparently unwanted people rather than embrace much-needed economic reform, and preclude unionization by poorer, entry-level American workers. Read more →

Reconsidering Tenure

Its time has come

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Tenure in our universities is simply unlike any other institution in American society. Take the case of Ward Churchill at the University of Colorado. Because of his inflammatory slander of the September 11 victims, the public turned its attention to his status. Read more →

How the ‘Cowboys’ of the West Defeated the Nazis

by Victor Davis Hanson

Wall Street Journal

This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on May 9, 2005.

President Bush is in Moscow’s Red Square today, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945. Less than four years earlier, Hitler had declared war on the “cowboys” of the U.S. following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Read more →

Energy Compromises?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

A shorter version of this essay recently appeared in the National Post (Toronto).

We must be careful in warning about an ‘energy crisis,’ since past Cassandras-of-doom have been habitually proven wrong by new oil finds and continual fuel savings through novel technologies. Read more →

Remembering World War II: Revisionists Get It Wrong

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

As the world commemorated the 60th anniversary of the end of the European Theater of World War II, revisionism was the norm. In the last few years, new books and articles have argued for a complete rethinking of the war. The only consistent theme in this various second-guessing was a diminution of the American contribution and suspicion of our very motives. Read more →

What Happened to History?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Our society suffers from the tyranny of the present. Presentism is the strange affliction of assuming that all our good things were created by ourselves — as if those without our technology who came before us lacked our superior knowledge and morality. Read more →

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