June 2004

High Noon on June 30?

by Victor Davis Hanson The Oregonian Pessimism surrounds the proposed June 30th transfer from the American-led coalition authority to the Iraqi interim government. Critics, left and right, fear that we are ram-rodding democracy down the throats of Iraqis. Share This

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The Psychological Effect

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online RONALD REAGAN’S legacy is not one of ideological purity. He raised taxes and signed liberal abortion legislation in California. Despite his “evil empire” speech, he was not the preeminent Cold Warrior: Truman and Eisenhower had both fashioned the policy of containment and deterrence. Share This

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A Reagan for Everybody

Who exactly was Ronald Reagan? by Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers One of the strangest developments following the recent funeral of Ronald Reagan was the emergence of all sorts of “authentic” — and irreconcilable—Reagans. Share This

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Do We Really Need More Troops In Iraq?

by Victor Davis Hanson (A later version of this essay appears in the current issue ofCommentary Magazine.) How many American troops should be posted in Iraq, beyond the present spike of 135,000—a number that was itself raised from the informally agreed-upon level of 115,000? Share This

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Let Europe Be Europe

America should give up on the shattered Atlantic Alliance. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Beware of punditry now assuring us that, because we have seen the error of our ways and are now penitent, Europe is back on board. A contrite Mr. Bush — his critics imply — now seeks to smile more …

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Ronald Reagan: What We’ve Forgotten

A shorter version of this essay appeared in a Reagan commemorative issue of National Review Magazine. by Victor Davis Hanson There will be a great deal of blanket praise written about Ronald Reagan in the next few days. Yet I don’t think his legacy will be judged by his unwavering ideological purity. Share This

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The Look Back

Why are we split over the war since 9/11? by Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers Two views are emerging about our post-September-11 world. One is angry, but also therapeutic—and most often embraced by the Left. I think it goes roughly like this. Removing the Taliban in our initial rage might have for a moment seemed …

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Feeding the Minotaur

Our strange relationship with the terrorists continues. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online As long as the mythical Athenians were willing to send, every nine years, seven maidens and seven young men down to King Minos’s monster in the labyrinth, Athens was left alone by the Cretan fleet. The king rightly figured that harvesting …

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Reagan’s Second Act

Media concedes simple truth, not simpleton by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers Ronald Reagan’s death in the midst of a hotly contested presidential election has occasioned all manner of oddities. Share This

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