Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Reconsidering Farm Policy

Why the government should stop subsidizing agri-business.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The European Union says it’s now considering reducing agricultural subsidies for farmers (if the United States does as well), and our government, to its credit, is calling the E.U.’s bluff. The U.S. has proposed cutting farm subsidies here by 60 percent if Europe makes its own significant cuts. Read more →

Old is “New” Warfare

Iraq conflict shares uncanny likenesses with the Peloponnesian War

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Post

Listen to what the talking heads are saying, and it’s easy to believe that we have entered an entirely new era of armed conflict. Read more →

The Real Global Virus

The plague of Islamism keeps on spreading.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Either the jihadists really are crazy or they apparently think that they have a shot at destabilizing, or at least winning concessions from, the United States, Europe, India, and Russia all at once. Read more →

If the Problem Is Muslim Terror, Then What?

We need to get serious about keeping our enemies out.

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

In September, federal prosecutors charged illegal alien Mahmoud Maawad, 29, with wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security number. Read more →

Symposium on Iraq

Why our new idealism is enlightened Jacksonianism.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Commentary Magazine

According to opinion polls, most Americans are now critical of the President’s foreign policy. They are uncertain not merely over the daily fare of explosions in Iraq. Read more →

Our Damocles’ Sword

Godless materialism menaces the fate of the West.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The past week Muslim mobs besieged Christians in Egypt, defacing six churches and threatening publicly the Coptic Church’s highest cleric. Read more →

Moralizing in Their Sleep

Why U.S. critics turn a blind eye to atrocities

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

To paraphrase the Ancient Greeks, it is easy to be moral in your sleep. Abstract ethics or soapbox lectures demanding superhuman perfection mean little without deeds. Read more →

2,000 Dead, in Context

by Victor Davis Hanson

New York Times

As the aggregate number of American military fatalities in Iraq has crept up over the past 13 months — from 1,000 to 1,500 dead, and now to 2,000 — public support for the war has commensurately declined. Read more →

Crossing the Rubicon

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For good or evil, George W. Bush will have to cross the Rubicon on judicial nominations, politicized indictments, Iraq, the greater Middle East, and the constant frenzy of the Howard Dean wing of the Democratic party — and now march on his various adversaries as never before. Read more →

The Folly of Apology

Americans need to muster the necessary grit to win.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

The stories about the video of US troops burning the bodies of dead Taliban are disgusting––but not because of anything our troops may have done to the corpses of fanatical murderers. Read more →

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