Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

Tag Archives: Globalization

The EU Speeds for the Iceberg

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The foreign minister of Spain recently compared the troubled EU to the Titanic, a metaphor not quite so trite given the new research into why the world’s biggest ocean liner collided with an iceberg. Read more →

History Never Quite Ends

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The European Union and the United Nations, as well as globalization and advanced technology, were supposed to trump age-old cultural, geographical, and national differences and bring people together. Read more →

“Nature Fakery”

by Bruce S. Thornton

Defining Ideas

At the turn of the twentieth century, President Theodore Roosevelt became embroiled in a public controversy over how some writers and naturalists described the natural world in overly anthropomorphic and sentimental terms. Read more →

Koran Burning and Destructive Double Standards

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The riots and violence in Afghanistan over some accidentally burned Korans are following a script that by now is all too drearily familiar. Read more →

Why Not Pay Higher Taxes?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The usual liberal complaint against the conservative opposition to higher income taxes is greed and the better-offs’ self-serving reluctance to pay their “fair share.” Read more →

What America Does Best

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We are in a fresh round of declinism — understandably, after borrowing nearly $5 trillion in less than three years and having very little to show for it. Read more →

Railing Against Reality

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Last week, protests broke out again in Europe, from Rome to London. The monthlong Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York have spread. The current unrest follows this summer’s riots in London and flash mob incidents in US cities. Read more →

Who Really Is “Anti-Science”?

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

In any national election we can depend on the usual liberal ad hominemattacks on Republicans and their candidates. Read more →

The Real Iran

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

In a globalized world where debate and diplomacy predominate, there is one sure way to discern the sincerity of any particular government: see how it behaves at home, where it is in power; see especially how it treats its minorities. Read more →

Our Reactionary President

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Barack Obama is the most reactionary president in the recent history of the United States. Obama seems intent on turning back the clock to the good old days of the 1960s and 1970s, when rigid political orthodoxy, not an open mind, once guided government. Read more →

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