Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

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How to Weaken an Economy

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

It is not easy to ruin the American economy; doing nothing[1] usually means it repairs itself[2] and soon is healthier than before a recession. Read more →

The End of Sparta: An Excerpt

by Victor Davis Hanson

As the Thebans help the freed helots build their new city of Messenê, the Argive general Epitêles decides his men are no longer needed and will head home to Argos, leaving the Thebans and Messenians to their work: Read more →

The Ancient World As It Was

by Cody Carlson

The Deseret News

Review of The End of Sparta by Victor Davis Hanson, Bloomsbury Press, 2011 Read more →

Occupy What?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Playing With Fire

Occupy Wall Street follows three years of sloppy presidential name-calling — “millionaires and billionaires,” slurs about Las Vegas and the Super Bowl, profit-mad, limb-lopping doctors, introspection that now is not the time for profits [1] and at some point we should cease making money, spread the wealth, punish our enemies, and all the old Obama boilerplate. Someone finally got the message about the evil 1%. Read more →

The End of Sparta: An Excerpt

Private Papers

After the battle of Leuktra, and the defeat of Sparta, the Thebans parley with the Spartan general Lichas, who remains as defiant as ever: Read more →

The End of the Euro?

Good riddance to a bad idea.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Defining Ideas

The champions of the European Union once touted it as a “bold new experiment in living” and “the best hope in an insecure age.” Read more →

Yet Another Reason to Leave the UN

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

No one familiar with the sordid history of the United Nations should be surprised at the moral idiocy recently on display in Turtle Bay, when the General Assembly cheered Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ demand for statehood despite offering Israel nothing in return. Read more →

Do We Need Politicians Who Are Smart or Virtuous?

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

“The president isn’t very bright,” Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal, an assessment that raises an important question: Is “intelligence” necessary in a president? Read more →

The Global Fairness Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Whether in the fights over the US debt limit or the rioting in Athens, the common global theme is not poverty in absolute terms, but more often fairness — as in having about the same amount of things as others do. Read more →

Liberal Frankensteins

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

This Fourth of July, what remains is the Founders’ vision of a limited government; the idea of a population united by common values, themes, and ideas; a republican form of checks-and-balances government to prevent demagoguery, factions, and tyranny of the majority; the sanctity and autonomy of the nation-state; and individual freedom and liberty as protected through the Bill of Rights. Everything after and against that has proved a failure. Read more →

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