January 2009

Obama: The Great American Hope?

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services There is great hope that President-elect Obama will change the course of U.S. foreign policy, create far greater goodwill toward America, and thereby ease world tensions. Such optimism is not based on former Sen. Obama’s foreign-policy experience. In essence, he has none. Share This

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From Gaza to Guantanamo

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media A strange contrast If one can endure the creepy, multifarious Hamas recruiting videos of Gazan children with suicide belts, camouflage uniforms, and toy AK-47s shouting to “kill the Jews”, and then collates all that with the images of young Hamas males with hoods and masks, RPGs and rocket launchers, …

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Try a Little Honesty in 2009

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The country is still divided over the government bailout of the Big Three automakers. Share This

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Carl Brockelmann: “Islamophobe” or Scholar?

by Raymond Ibrahim Jihad Watch Recently reading through Professor Carl Brockelmann’s History of the Islamic Peoples (1948), I was struck by a particular passage that, inasmuch as it is objective and thoroughly grounded in Islamic law and Muslim practice, if asserted now by any scholar of whatever caliber would surely only earn the label “Islamophobe.” Share This

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At New Animal Farm

Life won’t be all that bad by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media By July, we will come to feel that 2009 will be one of the most upbeat years in our history, as what used to be the news media begins to get behind America and report on all the mysteriously wonderful things that are …

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A Media Morality Tale

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner The putative Caroline Kennedy candidacy for senator has had the odd effect of reopening the media can of worms treatment of Gov. Palin. Share This

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On Vikings and Victims: White-Guilt in Context

by Raymond Ibrahim American Thinker All-permeating “white-guilt” did not appear out of thin air. It has taken a sustained propaganda effort, a wide-ranging mobilization of education and culture, to inculcate and sustain self-loathing among American Caucasians. Like the Coca-Cola TM brand, white-guilt needs endless repetition to remain struck in the thought and behavioral processes of …

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A Lose-Lose World

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Creepy times There is something especially nauseating about the latest Middle East war — scenes of worldwide Islamic protests with photos of Jews as apes, protesters (in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida of all places!) Share This

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The Gaza Rules

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The Israelis just struck back hard at Hamas in Gaza. In response, the United Nations, the European Union and the Arab world (at least publicly) expressed their anger at the killing of over 300 Palestinians, most of whom were terrorists and Hamas officials. Share This

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Surreal Gaza

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The world reacts I spent today reading accounts of Gaza —NY Times, AP, Reuters, etc. There are no terrorists, just militants. Share This

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