Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Tag Archives: 9/11

Mosques Flourish While Churches Perish

Western tolerance had no mirror in the Islamic world.

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

As Muslims prepare to erect a mega-mosque near the site of the 9/11 atrocities, it is well to reflect that the sort of tolerance, or indifference, that allows them to do so, is far from reciprocated to churches in the Muslim world. Read more →

Rumsfeld’s Rebuttal

by Victor Davis Hanson

City Journal

A review of Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld (Sentinel, 832 pp.) Read more →

Pruning Farm Subsidies

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In times of massive deficits, why are we borrowing millions to subsidize profitable agribusiness? Lots of presidents have asked that question. George H. W. Bush tried to cut farm subsidies. Bill Clinton did, too. George W. Bush wanted them ended as well. All failed. Read more →

Cario Ironies: Same Cast of American Characters, Different Play

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The United States’ public position on Egypt is “flexible.” That in and of itself is not surprising, given the ambiguities surrounding the Cairo uprising. Read more →

Bewitched Animals and the Muslims Media

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

Conspiracy theories emanating from the Muslim world are nothing new — a decade ago, Israel was accused of perpetrating the strikes of 9/11, today it is accused of perpetrating the bombings of a Coptic church — they tend to be dismissed in the West. Read more →

Radical Muslims in America: All the Benefits and Still Turning to Jihad

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

Recent remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder on the threat posed by “radicalized” American Muslims are revealing — not just because of what they say regarding the domestic situation, but for their international implications as well. According to Holder: Read more →

Political Vultures

The sick are of turning insanity into politics

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Very few Americans are fans of both The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf, as the Tucson killer, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, apparently was. Fewer still post on the Internet fears about “brainwashing,” “mind control,” and “conscience dreaming”; have a long record of public disruption and aberrant behavior; were expelled from community college; or were summarily rejected for military service. Read more →

A US Foreign Policy Marked by Competence and Strength

by Victor Davis Hanson

Ricochet.com

I would like to know if Victor sees any merit in the president’s attempt to appeal to ordinary Muslims via his bully pulpit? Does celebrating Ramadan in the White House or wishing Persians Happy New Year accomplish anything that can aid our efforts in the Middle East and elsewhere? If not, is it a matter of degree? (Ricochet member Trace Urdan) Read more →

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