Culture Still Matters

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Last week I led a military-history tour on the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam. You can learn a lot about Europe’s current economic crises by ignoring the sophisticated barrage of news analysis and instead just watching, listening, and talking to people as you go down river. Continue reading “Culture Still Matters”

The EU at the Abyss

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Over the last four years, almost all of the news about the shaky European Union has been financial, with some attention paid to southern Mediterranean tabloid attacks on Germany and the German media counter-stereotyping of irresponsible siesta-loving sunny Mediterraneans. Continue reading “The EU at the Abyss”

Derbyshire Learns What We Cannot Talk About

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

Wittgenstein once wrote, “What we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.” Ex-National Review writer John Derbyshire has just learned the modern American version of this truth. Continue reading “Derbyshire Learns What We Cannot Talk About”

Appeasement Bode War Not Peace

by Terry Scambray

New Oxford Review

A review of The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama’s America by Bruce S. Thornton. (Encounter Books, 2011 pp. 283) Continue reading “Appeasement Bode War Not Peace”

The Sick Man of Europe

by Victor Davis Hanson

Defining Ideas

Why are the Greeks such whiners? Look to their tragic history and geography.  Continue reading “The Sick Man of Europe”

Europe in the Rearview Mirror

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Dream and the Nightmare

The European Union was always a paradox. Its existence was predicated entirely on the notion of German guilt, translating into massive cash transfers east and south. Continue reading “Europe in the Rearview Mirror”

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. Continue reading “History Never Quite Ends”

Greek Tragedies

br Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

There are a lot of new twists to the old story of massive demonstrations in Greece. This is the first time in my life (I first went to Greece in 1973) that I can remember Greek rioting and demonstrations that were not anti-American. Continue reading “Greek Tragedies”

Which Way Greece?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

One question that rarely arises about Greece is “where did all those hundreds of billions of Euros really go?” I think most visitors could easily answer that they were not all squandered on pensions and inflated government staffs and salaries. Continue reading “Which Way Greece?”

Culture Matters

by Bruce S. Thornton

City Journal

Review of Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy, by Ibn Warraq, (Encounter, 2011, 286 pp.) Continue reading “Culture Matters”