Europe

World Order, Under Siege?

by Victor Davis Hanson Defining Ideas What seems sometimes incomprehensible in the contemporary world makes perfect sense — if we pause and study a little history. Share This

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Are We Becoming Medieval?

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online A tourist mecca like Venice now boasts that it dreams of breaking away from an insolvent Italy. Similarly Barcelona, and perhaps the Basques and the Catalonians in general, claim they want no part of a bankrupt Spain. Scotland fantasizes about becoming separate from Great Britain. The Greek Right dreams …

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The Nobel Committee and Its Orwellian Peace Prize

by Bruce Thornton FrontPage Magazine Norway’s Nobel Committee added yet another absurd pick to its long list of politicized and shameful Peace Prize awards. Giving the prize to the disintegrating European Union is not as despicable as giving it to the bloodstained terrorist Yasser Arafat, or as laughably naive as bestowing it on the communist …

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Obama in Never-Never Land

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The chief tenet of postmodernism is that truth and facts are arbitrary constructs, set up by the privileged to manipulate others less fortunate. In the case of our first postmodernist president, Barack Obama, there cannot be facts, past or present, only a set of shifting assertions that gain …

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The Muddle East

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online No one has any idea what the Middle East will look like next year, much less in five years — especially the revolutionary players themselves. Share This

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The Obama Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The 2012 election will hinge on the economy, not on US foreign policy, unless there is a major overseas crisis — an Israeli attack on Iran, an Iranian detonation of a nuclear weapon, a Middle East war, a North Korean attack, or something of that sort. Share This

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‘Austerity’ versus ‘Growth’

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Who would not prefer “growth” to “austerity”? That is the false dichotomy that insolvent Western governments, both here and abroad, are now constructing. After all, everyone prefers growing things to starving them. Yet in truth, there is no such clear-cut choice. Share This

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Don’t Let America Imitate a Burning EU

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine Traveling through Europe can obscure the looming crisis threatening the continent. Visiting the medieval villages of Alsace, the castles on the Rhine, or the magnificent cathedrals in Basel or Cologne, it’s easy to forget that Europe is on the brink of disaster. But these days even EUrophiles are sounding …

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