November 2004

Culling From Among Mediocre in Hollywood

A short review of Oliver Stone’s Alexander the Great by Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers Well, I thought it was simply terrible. The film goes on for nearly three hours, but we hear nothing of what either supporters or detractors of Alexander, both ancient and modern, have agreed were the central issues of his life. Share …

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Misplaced Metaphors

The conventional wisdom reveals more about us than about Iraq. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online One of the more curious aspects of the commentary on this war has not been the bias of the mainstream media but the cynical punditry that somehow ends up as the conventional wisdom among our New York and …

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Arafat’s Death Changes Nothing

Do we really believe Arafat’s rejectionism died with him? by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers The post-Arafat age has begun, and the conventional wisdom about what might or should happen in the Israeli-Arab conflict is quickly hardening into a soothing mantra. Share This

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Debating the Patriot Act

by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers The following was presented in October in Modesto, California as part of the American Heritage Series sponsored by the Modesto Bee. Share This

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Jane Smiley, Republican Party Recruiter

by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers Losing often induces hysteria, particularly in those suffering from arrested development. Share This

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A Quintessential General

by Victor Davis Hanson New Criterion, November 2004 A review of Ulysses S. Grant, by Josiah Bunting III (Times Books, 2004) Share This

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American Exceptionalism: The Message of Tuesday’s Verdict

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Tuesday’s election was the greatest turnout in American political history, the first majority vote for a president-elect since 1988, and the largest number of ballots cast for a president in our history. What are we to make of it all, besides the obvious fact that the citizens have …

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