September 2005

The Forbidden History

A Review of The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims edited by Andrew G. Bostom. by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers Four years after 9/11 the postmortem of that disaster continues to focus on the institutional failures of our intelligence agencies and government bureaucracies. Share This

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Our Strange Foreign Policy

Are we isolationists, imperialists, or wide-eyed dreamers–or all and none? by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online For all the national angst over Afghanistan and Iraq, historians will come to appreciate that sometime after 2001 the United States embarked on a radically different, much riskier, and ultimately more humane foreign policy — one of both …

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The Imperfect War

Liberal democracy is the good, not the perfect struggle. by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Not long ago Lt. Col. Erik Kurilla, an authentic American hero, was shot three times and wounded in Mosul, Iraq, as he led his men into a terrorist enclave. Share This

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From Nationalism to Fascism to Terror

Parallels between Germany and the Arab World by Raymond Ibrahim Private Papers On occasion, one finds a historical pattern that provides a paradigm useful for interpreting contemporary world events. Share This

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Why We Must Stay in Iraq

by Victor Davis Hanson Washington Post Vietnam is once again in the air. Last month’s antiwar demonstrations in Crawford, Tex., have been heralded as the beginning of an antiwar movement that will take to the streets like the one of 30 years ago. Influential pundits — in the manner of a gloomy Walter Cronkite after …

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Our Dog Days

August has passed, but its craziness may not have. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The Greeks believed that the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star, in August made the sun grow hot, and hence inaugurated a period when people acted a little crazy — as we ourselves all saw the past few weeks. …

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