March 2007

Bellum Interruptum

by Victor Davis Hanson The American Legion A slightly shorter version of this essay appears in the April 2007 issue of The American Legion. Share This

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Houses of Straw

The EU’s delusions about the sufficiency of “soft” power are embarrassingly revealed. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online ‘It’s completely outrageous for any nation to go out and arrest the servicemen of another nation in waters that don’t belong to them.” So spoke Admiral Sir Alan West, former First Sea Lord of the Royal …

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Third-Worldism: What Does Africa Need?

by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers I hate to use a cliché, but “bleeding-heart liberal” is just too accurate not to use. I suspect the phrase derives from those depictions of Jesus Christ with his exposed heart wrapped in thorns and dripping blood. This image nails the egocentric, self-righteous exhibitionism of most self-styled “progressives.” Share This

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Church Militant

by Victor Davis Hanson Claremont Review of Books Book review of God’s War: A New History of the Crusades, by Christopher Tyerman. Belknap Press, 2006. Share This

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A World of Difference

Can General Petraeus turn was in Iraq around? by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The verdict on four years of fighting in Iraq hinges on the events of the next few months. Share This

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The Mind of Mr. D’Souza: Nonsense.

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Dinesh D’Souza now weighs in against his numerous conservative critics in a series entitled “The Closing of the Conservative Mind.” The result is again suicidal, for his latest apology only confirms the nonsensical arguments found in The Enemy at Home. Share This

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Fair or Foul Play?

The reasonable concerns of the U.S. in WMD diplomacy by Raymond Ibrahim Private Papers As is common to our age, reality has taken a second-seat to rhetoric. Share This

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Bipartisan Hypocrisy

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Recently, several conservative politicians, moralists and evangelicals have been embroiled in scandal. As congressmen, Tom Delay and Duke Cunningham had publicized brushes with ethics laws, while their former colleague Mark Foley and Ted Haggard, who was pastor of a large evangelical church, were implicated in embarrassing sexual affairs. …

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The Word Police

Legislating words is silly, arbitrary, and a danger to freedom. by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers The New York City Council recently passed a resolution banning the use of the word “nigger.” Share This

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