June 2007

The Passions of the Left

CIA’s new revelations fans the flames of “progressive” myths of our past by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers The publication of the CIA’s “family jewels” — the record of its domestic spying, hare-brained plots against Castro, and mind-control experiments, among other oddities — is sure to add fuel to that roaring bonfire of a myth …

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More Middle East Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services “The Palestinian people will never forgive the Hamas gangs for looting the home of the Palestinian people’s great leader, Yasser Arafat.” So Palestinian Authority spokesman Abdel Rahman recently exclaimed. “This crime will remain a stain of disgrace on the forehead of Hamas and its despicable gangs.” Share This

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Hypocrisy That Undermines Civilization

by Victor Davis Hanson Real Clear Politics There is only a thin veneer that separates civilization from man’s innate barbarity. Some 2,500 years ago the historian Thucydides once warned us about the irony of revolutionaries and insurrectionists destroying this fragile patina of culture, as if they themselves might be exempt from ever wanting it back …

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Reactionary Amnesia

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online “Mess,” “fiasco,” “disaster,” “blunder,” and “catastrophe.” Fill in the blanks with almost any stock noun of gloom these days when speaking about Iraq. Share This

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Coptic minorities fleeing religious persecution in Egypt by Raymond Ibrahim Private Papers Lest you think that the U.S. court system has made humanitarian considerations its first priority, as evidenced by the recent court ruling to release from military custody Ali Saleh al Marri — an al-Qaeda sleeper agent who was trained in Osama bin Laden’s …

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Who Is Illiberal on Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The collapse last week of a comprehensive immigration bill in Congress that called for a huge guest-worker program, fast-track visas and a sort of earned citizenship for illegal aliens has unleashed a backlash against those opponents of it who prefer to close the border first and legislate the …

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Murder in Gaza: Why Israel and not Fatah is Demonized

by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers In Gaza the fighting between Fatah and Hamas has escalated to the point of all-out civil war, replete with dead women and children, kneecapping, and handcuffed prisoners thrown from roofs. Share This

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Honesty About Iraq

How are we doing? by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The United States can usually win even postmodern wars abroad if it can play to its strengths — which are marshaling our enormous material, intelligence, and technological advantages to defeat the enemy before he inflicts enough casualties to convince an affluent and comfortable public …

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The Other D-Day

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Sixty-three years ago this week, we landed on the Normandy beaches. As on each anniversary of June 6, 1944, much has been written to commemorate the bravery and competence of the victorious Anglo-American forces. Share This

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G-8 Precipice

It’s a different world. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The fitting geological metaphor for the so-called G-8 meeting in Germany is not a summit, but a precipice — as the world’s leaders scramble around to grab something before one of them falls into the abyss. Share This

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