Mi Casa Es Su Casa

by Victor Davis Hanson Wall Street Journal “Shameful,” screams Mexico’s President Vicente Fox, about the proposed extension of a security fence along the southern border of the U.S. “Stupid! Underhanded! Xenophobic!” bellowed his Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez, warning: “Mexico is not going to bear, it is not going to permit, and it will not …

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The Plague of Success

The paradox of ever-increasing expectations. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online After September 11 national-security-minded Democratic politicians fell over each other, voting for all sorts of tough measures. They passed the Patriot Act, approved the war in Afghanistan, voted to authorize the removal of Saddam Hussein, and nodded when they were briefed about Guantanamo …

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Give ’em a Call

How to mitigate the collateral damage of hurt feelings. by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services When Abraham Lincoln conducted a controversial war, he stocked his Cabinet with former critics and potential rivals like Salmon Chase, Edwin Stanton and William Seward. Perhaps he sought a diversity of opinion or wished to appeal to a wider …

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Art Needs Moral Vision

Spielberg’s Munich offers only moral evasion by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers Technical or artistic skill cannot compensate for moral confusion. This simple truth about art is as old as Plato, and applies to popular art like the movies as much as it does to high art. Share This

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Why Not Support Democracy?

Our orphan policy in the Middle East. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Why still no big-font, front-page headlines screaming, “Millions Vote in Historic Middle East Election!” or “Democracy Comes At Last To Iraq” or “America’s Push for Iraqi Democracy Working”? Share This

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Iraq and Moral Distortion

by Victor Davis Hanson The American Enterprise Magazine The war that began on September 11, 2001 has unfortunately pushed international moral relativism and anti-Americanism back onto the front burner. Ugly paradoxes abound: Share This

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Fade Away

Nothing novel or memorable with our war critics by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services “I implore you to inaugurate or invite proposals for peace forthwith. And in case peace cannot now be made, consent to an armistice for one year.” Share This

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The Purple Finger

Iraqis know freedom’s knock better than our liberal media. by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers The election last Thursday in Iraq, the third since the U.S. invaded, is an astonishing historical event in the Muslim Middle East. Share This

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Lancing the Boil

We quietly keep in killing terrorists, promoting elections in Iraq, pressuring Arab autocracies to democratize, and growing the economy. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online For some time, a large number of Americans have lived in an alternate universe where everything is supposedly going to hell. Share This

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The Political Arcade

Presidents frustrate the sale of political rhetoric. by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Bill Clinton frustrated Republican critics. He passed welfare reform, waged a preemptive war against Slobodan Milosevic without either the approval of the Congress or the United Nations, and reined in federal spending. And so anguished conservatives had a hard time proving …

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