A Real War

Fighting the worst fascists since Hitler. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Saddam’s Baathists recently blew apart Japanese diplomats on their way to a meeting in Tikrit to discuss sending millions of dollars in aid to Iraq’s poor. Share This

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Multilateral Mantras

The fantasies of the old world meet the realities of the new. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online London protesters. Big bombs dropping in Iraq. More lectures about Guantanamo. Angst from the French and Russians. Kofi Annan miffed. Jimmy Carter back home writing novels. Share This

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Loyalty, How Quaint

The timeless importance of an old quality by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Vol. 55, Iss. 22 Even in our postmodern age 19th-century ideas like patriotism, loyalty, and treason still cause controversy. The recent news that some Arab-American and Islamic translators and chaplains at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay were either openly sympathetic to …

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The Paradoxes of American Military Power

Strange new guidelines about the way we fight. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Critics now fault an American military that ripped apart Saddam Hussein’s army from Kuwait to Kurdistan in three weeks for its apparent inability to restore civilization in the sixth months after the demise of Saddam Hussein’s 30-year nightmare. Share This

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Then & Now

Battles change us and stay with us. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last of a four-part series excerpted from the introduction of Victor Davis Hanson’s latest book Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, reprinted with …

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Vet Bearing Gift

Two welcome rings. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of a four-part series excerpted from the introduction of Victor Davis Hanson’s latest book Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, reprinted with Doubleday’s permission. Part I …

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Ghosts & Survivors

War memories of a man I never knew. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a four-part series excerpted from the introduction of Victor Davis Hanson’s latest book Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, reprinted …

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Never Forget

Victor Hanson, KIA, 1945. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a four-part series excerpted from the introduction of Victor Davis Hanson’s latest book Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, reprinted with Doubleday’s permission. Share …

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The Truth Will Set Us Free

What this war is not about. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online So far most of our intelligentsia have been more eager to explain what this war is not than what it is. Yet the conflict is not a hash-it-out in the faculty lounge, nor a brainstorm over a headline in the newsroom, nor …

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“Those Jews”

If only Israel and its supporters would disappear. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online There are certain predictable symptoms to watch when a widespread amorality begins to infect a postmodern society: cultural relativism, atheism, socialism, utopian pacifism. Share This

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