Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

The Power To Do Good

by Victor Davis Hanson

New York Post, April 25, 2004

Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire by Niall Ferguson, Penguin Press, 366 pages, $25.95 Read more →

Reagan: The Legacy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

Reagan’s achievement and legacy are twofold, but do not necessarily lie in either his legislative record or seminal foreign policy initiatives-although it is hard to believe few other presidents would have gone ahead with the substantial tax cuts, necessary Pershing missile deployments, the decision to fund missile defense, or his reconstruction of our military forces. Read more →

The New Defeatism

Are we giving up, even as we’re succeeding?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Nothing has been quite as depressing as watching Washington and New York melt down during these past two months. History in D.C. is apparently measured by hours, not decades — and its lessons are gleaned from last night’s reruns. Read more →

Kill the Insurgents – Stop Talking

by Victor Davis Hanson

The New Republic

Most of the time in war, diplomatic machinations don’t create enduring realities–events on the battlefield do. After World War I, the defeated, but not humiliated, German army that surrendered in France and Belgium provided the origins for the “stab in the back” mythology that fueled Hitler’s rise to power. Read more →

The Global Stakes at Khobar

by Victor Davis Hanson

The Australian

The recent terrorist murdering of Westerners in Saudi Arabia had all the hallmarks of the present global war waged by al Qaeda and its sympathizers. Attack the Western presence in Saudi Arabia to force the departure of foreign experts. Read more →

Wars New and Old

Reviewed by Victor Davis Hanson

Appeared in National Review Online, April 19, 2004

Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, by John Lewis Gaddis (Harvard, 160 pp., $18.95) Read more →

Why the Watchdogs Need Watching?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

For the media the mistreatment of the prisoners in Iraq has been like chum thrown to starving sharks. Read more →

Why the Watchdogs Need Watching?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

For the media the mistreatment of the prisoners in Iraq has been like chum thrown to starving sharks. Read more →

The Terrible Arithmetic

by Victor Davis Hanson

Private Papers

There is a certain number of Iraqi terrorists that either need to give up, reconsider their militancy, leave the country, or be killed for there to be peace and the emergence of a consensual government. Read more →

Our Reptilian Brains

When “Just Win, Baby” sadly trumps everything else.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

After our victory in Afghanistan, the president’s approval ratings soared, only to descend during the acrimony leading up to the March invasion of Iraq. But after the three-week war, somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of these same Americans purportedly returned to their earlier support of the president’s initiatives. Read more →

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