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Obama’s Middle East Delusions

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The Premodern Middle East and Postmodern West Don’t Mix, Mr. President Globalization certainly did not bring the premodern world of the Middle East closer together with the postmodern West — despite Barack Obama’s 2007 narcissistic vows that his own intellect and background could bridge such a gap. Share This

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History Never Quite Ends

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The European Union and the United Nations, as well as globalization and advanced technology, were supposed to trump age-old cultural, geographical, and national differences and bring people together. Share This

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A Post-American World?

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online In a scathing denunciation of Mitt Romney last week, Fareed Zakaria praised Barack Obama for his nuanced understanding of what Zakaria has called the “Post-American World”: Share This

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Will Iran Really Start a War?

by Victor Davis Hanson Defining Ideas For much of last December, Iran seemed schizophrenic. Share This

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What Does Romney Really Think About Vietnam?

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine Mitt Romney recently said something on Fox News Sunday that raises questions about his understanding of history and its pertinence for foreign policy. In the course of talking about the war in Iraq and the “lessons learned” from that conflict and its “errors,” Romney responded to a question about an incident from his …

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The Hundred Years’ German War

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The rise of a German Europe began in 1914, failed twice, and has now ended in the victory of German power almost a century later. The Europe that Kaiser Wilhelm lost in 1918, and that Adolf Hitler destroyed in 1945, has at last been won by German Chancellor …

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Pearl Harbor Considered

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Why did Japan attack us 70 years ago today, other than the usually cited existential reasons and the fact that they thought they could and get away with it? Share This

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The American Way of War

by Victor Davis Hanson Defining Ideas William Shawcross, the British journalist, historian, and human rights advocate — once a fierce critic of the Nixon-Kissinger years, now a defender of the West’s struggle against radical Islam — has written the best book yet on the dilemmas Western governments face in dealing with Islamic terrorists.1 Share This

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What America Does Best

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online We are in a fresh round of declinism — understandably, after borrowing nearly $5 trillion in less than three years and having very little to show for it. Share This

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Time for a Foreign Policy Paradigm Shift

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine The greatest danger in foreign policy is a reliance on worn out paradigms and unexamined assumptions. This received wisdom acts as a mental filter that ignores new developments and lets through only that information which fits the preordained narrative. Share This

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