Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

“Little Eichmanns” and “Digital Brownshirts”

Deconstructing the Hitlerian slur

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The effort to remove fascists in the Middle East and jump-start democracy, for all its ups and downs, has been opposed not just by principled critics who bristled at tactics and strategy, but also by peculiarly vehement cynics here and abroad — whose disgust was so often in direct proportion to their relative political impotence. Read more →

A World Gone By

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

America was created by rural people. Perhaps 95 percent of its first citizens were farmers when Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Now, despite all the talk of a “rural renaissance,” less than 1 percent are—even as we are awash in food and next year will become a net food importer for the first time in our history. Read more →

Honor and the British Navy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Los Angeles Times

The British Seaborne Empire by Jeremy Black (Yale University Press: 420 pp.)

To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World by Arthur Herman (HarperCollins: 648 pp.) Read more →

In The Way of Political Freedom

Uncommon advocates and adversaries in an undecided struggle

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Those of us who enjoy political freedom often take it for granted, considering it a sort of natural resource that can be simply handed over to those peoples who lack it. Read more →

A Look Back: Turning Points Since September 11

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

know that things are going pretty well in America’s efforts in the Middle East when Fareed Zakaria, who was a sharp critic over the last two years, now assures us that events are working out in Iraq — just about, he tells us, like he saw all along. Read more →

Anti Anti-Americanism

by Victor Davis Hanson

American Enterprise Online

An entire industry has arisen to account for the recent anti-Americanism. In the case of the Europeans, the end of the Cold War lessened the need for subsidized American protection, emboldening them to caricature Americans as fat and materialistic. Read more →

‘Teachable Moments’

But who will teach the teachers?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

It recently came to light that University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill had slandered some of the 9/11 victims as “Little Eichmanns,” who may well have deserved punishment for their participation in what went on “in the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers.” Read more →

Defending the Greeks

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

This talk was presented February 28, 2005 at California State University, Sacramento at a dinner hosted by the Tsakopolous Hellenic Foundation in honor of California State Senator Nicholas C. Petris Read more →

Blood for Oil?: No Oil Money for Bloody Terrorists

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Even in the face of spreading reform in the Middle East, Americans remain divided over the wisdom of removing Saddam Hussein and then staying on to foster democracy in Iraq. But petroleum should not be part of that controversy. Nevertheless, the most persistent smear of this war has been this idea of “blood for oil”—whether the so-called Afghanistan pipeline or Halliburton “grab” for concessions and profits. Read more →

Eurospeak: Sorting Out The Teenage Sass

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

President Bush supposedly charmed the Europeans, and now they purportedly don’t hate us any more. Read more →

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