November 2006

Tough Idealism

Remembering that Iraq represents new foreign policy. by Victor Davis  Hanson Tribune Media Services “Our own successful three-week war, but their failed three-year peace.” Share This

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Twisted Proverb

Osama bin Laden’s “Peace to whoever follows guidance” by Raymond Ibrahim Private Papers Whenever Osama bin Laden addresses the West he always prefaces his message with the simple statement, “Peace to whoever follows guidance.” Share This

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Will the West Stumble?

by Victor Davis Hanson Real Clear Politics What a stupid question. By any benchmark of economic prosperity, military power, and political stability, Western civilization — in the United States, Europe, and the former British Commonwealth — has never been stronger. Globalization has become a euphemism for Westernization, an apparent unstoppable juggernaut. Share This

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More Bark Than Bite?

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Will the Democrats’ new control of the House and Senate shake things up that much abroad? They certainly will have plenty of opportunities to alter the present American course of fighting terrorists, the war in Iraq and our overall foreign policy. Share This

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The Fighting over the Fighting

Let’s at least be clear about the implications. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online It looks as if Americans have pushed the rock of Iraq almost to the crest, only to let go, like Sisyphus, terrified that it will roll back; we hope only that we will not be crushed in its descent. While …

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Rethinking Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Now that the bitter election season is over, both parties will have to return to the explosive issue of illegal immigration. Share This

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The Sage and the Sword

Jihadists see West’s tragic flaw in blinkered tolerance by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers The West’s condemnation of Israel’s accidental shelling of two Palestinian Arab houses that killed 18 people once more reveals the bizarre incoherence that addles our thinking. Share This

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My Bizarre Libyan Holiday

It wasn’t just the politics. by Victor Davis Hanson City Journal (Autumn 2006) Libya? Most are rightly taken aback at the thought. But I was also intrigued when an educational cruise line invited me to lecture this past April on the classical antiquities of Libya — or, more properly, “The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya the …

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James Webb and Lessons in Make-Believe

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Democracies have seen novelists who entered politics (Upton Sinclair and Mario Vargas Llosa). Sometimes politicians aspire to become novelists (Georges Clemenceau and Newt Gingrich). In almost every case, their fiction at one time or another was wrongly used against them in campaigns and political life — on the …

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by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Kerry surely must be one of the saddest Democratic liabilities around. Some afterthoughts about his latest gaffe, which is one of those rare glimpses into an entire troubled ideology: Share This

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