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An Irrelevant Middle East

Thanks to oil discoveries elsewhere, the region is losing its geostrategic clout.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Since antiquity, the Middle East has been the trading nexus of three continents — Asia, Europe, and Africa — and the vibrant birthplace of three of the world’s great religions. Read more →

The Neurotic Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Let us confess it: Many of the things that are bothersome in the world today originate in the Middle East. Billions of air passengers each year take off their belts and shoes at the airport, not because of fears of terrorism from the slums of Johannesburg or because the grandsons of displaced East Prussians are blowing up Polish diplomats. Read more →

The World Is Changing Minute by Minute

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

We are witnessing a seismic shift in global affairs. The shake-up is a perfect storm of political, demographic, and technological change that will soon make the world as we have known it for the last 30 years almost unrecognizable. Read more →

Faith-Based Energy Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

When the summer driving season starts soon, and tension heats up over Iran, gas may reach $5 a gallon. Nothing bothers voters more than paying an extra $20 or $30 every time they fill up. Read more →

We Give Up

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Americans — left, right, Democrats, and Republicans — are all sick of thankless nation-building in the Middle East. Yet democratization was not our first choice, but rather a last resort after other methods failed. Read more →

Oil-Rich America?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

There is a revolution going on in America. But it is not part of the Tea Party or the loud Occupy Wall Street protests. 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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