Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

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 →

Democratic Suicide

When will the Dems start winning again? When they start living and speaking like normal folks.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We are in unsure times amid a controversial war. Yet the American people are not swayed by the universities, the major networks, the New York Times, Hollywood, the major foundations, and NPR. Read more →

The Bush Doctrine’s Next Test

by Victor Davis Hanson

Commentary Magazine

On March 14, at about the same time Western antiwar groups were organizing their annual spring demonstrations against American efforts in the Middle East, nearly a million Lebanese, including Sunni Muslims, Druze, and Christians, took to the streets of Beirut. Read more →

Lost Without Faith

New book challenges “enlightened” notion of evil.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

Review of Unspeakable: Facing Up to Evil in an Age of Genocide and Terrorby Os Guinness (Harper, 2005, 242 pp). Read more →

Senators Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t . . .

Vote on Bolton’s experience and qualifications if you can.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The marathon confirmation hearings of John Bolton to be the American ambassador to the United Nations have become pathetic. Bolton is supposedly discourteous to subordinates. He was a hands-on-his-hips boss! Heaven forbid, he sometimes bellowed. Read more →

On Being Disliked

The new not-so-unwelcome anti-Americanism

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Last year the hysteria about the hostility toward the United States reached a fevered pitch. Everyone from Jimmy Carter to our Hollywood elite lamented that America had lost its old popularity. Read more →

Look and Listen: Talk of U.S. Decline is Premature

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

For more than a century, European intellectuals have predicted the decline of the United States. The German philosophers Hegel, Nietzsche and Spengler saw Western democracy and capitalism as pernicious — the unfortunate wages of a classical civilization that had lavished upon natural man too much wealth and indulgence. Read more →

Come the Revisionists

Self-flattering, self-deluded–almost desperate

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Will the second Bush administration be less bellicose, more multilateral? That’s what some of the president’s critics are suggesting, after his much-publicized visit to Europe. Read more →

Decline And Fall

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