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 Angela Merkel without firing a shot. Continue reading “The Hundred Years’ German War”

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? Continue reading “Pearl Harbor Considered”

The War against Real but Forgotten Evil

by Terry Scambray

Private Papers

A review of Moral Combat: Good and Evil in World War II, by Michael Burleigh (Harper Collins, 2011, 562 pp.) Continue reading “The War against Real but Forgotten Evil”

Appeasing Jihadists

A policy of guilt and flattery will not temper terrorists.

by Bruce S. Thornton

Defining Ideas

In 1937, the London Times editor Geoffrey Dawson wrote to his correspondent in Geneva, “I do my best, night after night, to keep out of the paper anything that might hurt [German] susceptibilities . . . . I have always been convinced that the peace of the world depends more than anything else upon our getting into reasonable relations with Germany.” Continue reading “Appeasing Jihadists”

Obama’s Bow to the Muslim World, Round II

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

In September 1938 English Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, explaining why he was flying to Germany a third time in order to make peace with Germany, recited the old nursery rhyme: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” Continue reading “Obama’s Bow to the Muslim World, Round II”