June 2006

Winning the Iraq Wars

All of its many fronts. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The present fighting is part of a fourth war for Iraq : Gulf War I, the twelve years of no-fly zones, the three-week war in 2003, and now the three-year-old insurrection that followed the removal of Saddam Hussein. Share This

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A Summer Reflection on Why America Works

by Victor Davis Hanson Real Clear Politics I was at a crowded central Sierra Nevada lake last weekend. The recreation scene there was a good example of how well the United States works as a cohesive society despite radically different public tastes. Share This

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Why the Democrats May Lose the 2008 Election

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Will President Bush’s current unpopularity translate into a Democratic recapture of either the House or Senate this fall — or a victory in the 2008 presidential election? Share This

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Despair and Hope

The short and long wars against radical Islam by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online In the short-term, the ongoing war with Islamic fascists from Afghanistan toIraq , and in peripheral areas from Canada and Manhattan to Madrid , Bali, andLondon , seems surreal. Share This

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Huck Finn and the Nuremberg Rally

by Bruce S. Thornton The New Individualist Some of the most frightening images from Nazi Germany can be seen in Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will, the cinematic record of the 1934 week-long party rally held in Nuremberg . Share This

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The West’s Multi-Headed Monster

Placing Zarqawi’s death in perspective by Raymond Ibrahim Private Papers Immediately after the announcement of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death — Osama bin Laden’s “prince of al-Qaeda in Iraq” — almost every major politician, including President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Iraq’s new Prime Minister Maliki gave some sort of victory speech, some highly triumphant, …

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Socrates on Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services After Socrates was convicted by a court of questionable charges, his friends planned to break him out of his jail in Athens. But the philosopher refused to flee. Instead, he insisted that a citizen who lived in a consensual society should not pick and choose which laws he …

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Betting on Defeat?

It’s far from a safe bet. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Lately, it has become popular to recant on Iraq. When 2,500 Americans are lost, and when the improvised explosive device monopolizes the war coverage, it is easy to see why — especially with elections coming up in November, and presidential primaries not …

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The New Immigration Politics

Wherein, for example, the rich and poor join hands. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online [A shorter version of this essay appeared in the June 5, 2006 issue of National Review magazine.] Share This

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How Oil Lubricates Our Enemies

by Victor Davis Hanson The American Enterprise Online With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Marxism was discredited as an unworkable — and often murderous — alternative to consumer capitalism. Eastern Europe was freed and began to prosper in a manner unimaginable just a decade earlier. Share This

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