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The New Anti-Semitism

by Victor Davis Hanson

Defining Ideas

Not long ago, The Economist ran an unsigned editorial called the “Auschwitz Complex.” The unnamed author blamed serial Middle East tensions on both Israel’s unwarranted sense of victimhood, accrued from the Holocaust, and its unwillingness to “to give up its empire.” Read more →

Iran Senses Western Weakness

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

As the clock ticks closer to a nuclear-armed Iran, the Western powers are girding their loins for — more talks. Read more →

What We Do Not Want to Hear Anymore

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

NO MAS, MR. PRESIDENT

The State of the Union could have been written [1] by a computer program. All the now familiar Obama furniture was in the room: the mock outrage at “them,” the psychodramatic first-person boasting (as in, “I will oppose..,” “I will not work with…,” “I will decline…,” “I will not stand by …,” I will not cede…,” “I will not walk away…,” “I will not back down…,” “I will not go back…”); the now customary rear-view-mirror jab at his fading predecessor; the monotonous promising that something is so bad that we must have a new program for it (each year the same threat, the same solution, the same failure); and the silence about the Obama legacy of stimulus, debt, and ObamaCare. Read more →

Defense Spending Is a ‘Shovel Ready’ Investment

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

President Obama has just ordered massive cutbacks in defense spending, eventually to total some $500 billion. There is plenty of fat in a Pentagon budget that grew after 9/11, but such slashing goes way too far. Read more →

Cutting the Military Is a Bad Idea

by Victor Davis Hanson

Ricochet.com

After World War II, Harry Truman and Louis Johnson wanted to cut the Marine Corps; by winter 1950 what was left of it almost single-handedly saved the reputation of the collapsing US military in Korea. Read more →

Pearl Harbor Considered

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Why did Japan attack us 70 years ago today, other than the usually cited existential reasons and the fact that they thought they could and get away with it? Read more →

Obama’s Empty Apologetics

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

At any time in the 2,500-year history of Western diplomacy, has a head of state been advised by his host not to apologize for a long-ago act? I cannot think offhand of any instance until, apparently, two years ago. Read more →

Post-9/11 -Isms and -Ologies: A Look Back at a Decade

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Never-ending Day

Like millions of Americans, I did not sleep much on the night of September 11. Read more →

The False WWII Analogy

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Since 2009, the example of the economic boom following World War II has been used by Keynesians to justify their record “peacetime” levels of borrowing intended to lift the US out of the doldrums. Read more →

The Inexplicables

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

There are a number of things I don’t fathom about contemporary American popular culture and politics. Here is a small sample. Read more →

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