December 2004

Into the Tar Pits: Dinosaurs Either Evolve or Die

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online There was a time when the political lines about foreign policy were well drawn. Those on the Left felt that American democracy and global capitalism did not necessarily offer the rest of the world a much better alternative than either Soviet-sponsored Communism or third-world thuggery. Share This

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Our Challenges in the Year Ahead

What we learned from three years of war. by Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers A shorter version of this essay recently appeared in the Australian Financial Review. Share This

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From Gulag to Israel

Will freedom necessarily conquer fear societies? by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers The Case for Democracy. The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror by Natan Sharansky, with Rom Dermer (Public Affairs, 2004) 303 pp. Share This

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Leave Rumsfeld Be

He is not to blame for our difficulties by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The Washington Post recently warned that doctors are urging interested parties of all types to get their flu shots before the “scarce” vaccine is thrown out. But how is such a surfeit possible when our national media scared us to death just …

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The Modern World’s Greatest Delusion

How enlightened are modern myths of sexuality? by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers If you want a good guide to the pathologies of the liberal mind, look no farther than Frank Rich’s weekly column in the Sunday New York Times. Share This

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Gay Old Times?

Oliver Stone perpetuates a classical myth by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Magazine The consensus about Oliver Stone’s Alexander is that the film’s splashy gay motifs could not overcome the stilted dialogue, ludicrous Irish-brogue and Count Dracula accents, and excruciating minutes of dead screen time devoted to model-like poses, secretive eye contact, and soap-opera double entendres. Share …

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Cracked Icons: Why the Left has Lost Credibility

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online There is much talk of post-election reorganization and rethinking among demoralized liberals, especially in matters of foreign policy. They could start by accepting that the demise of many of their cherished beliefs and institutions was not the fault of others. Share This

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Process but No Peace

by Victor Davis Hanson Policy Review Dennis Ross. The Missing Peace. The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace by Dennis Ross. (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004) 840 pages. Share This

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The Ents of Europe

Strange rumblings on the continent. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online One of the many wondrous peoples that poured forth from the rich imagination of the late J. R. R. Tolkien were the Ents. Share This

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A Secretary for Farmland Security

by Victor Davis Hanson The New York Times President Bush’s selection of a new secretary of agriculture, Gov. Mike Johanns of Nebraska, comes as American agriculture is at a dangerous crossroads. Despite government subsidies and technological advancements, the United States could soon become a net importer of food for the first time in about 50 …

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