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”

The World Turned Upside Down–Again

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Every once in a while, the world is turned upside down in just a few years, whether by ideological ferment or force of arms. Continue reading “The World Turned Upside Down–Again”

OK, Let’s Decline

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

“Leading From Behind”

A recent report in The New Yorker suggested that the Obama’s administration’s weird sort of/sort of not foreign policy is now gleefully self-described as “leading from behind.” Continue reading “OK, Let’s Decline”

Put Up or Shut Up: Obama’s Foreign Policy Crossroads

by Victor Davis Hanson


I don’t often agree with Pat Buchanan and am an occasional target of his magazine, but his ideas (which Peter highlighted in an earlier post on Ricochet) are at least always provocative and he is right that we need a debate on what we can afford and what not, and why we do the things we do abroad. Continue reading “Put Up or Shut Up: Obama’s Foreign Policy Crossroads”

Victor and the Savior Generals

by Victor Davis Hanson

Defining Ideas

What factors decide wars? Luck? Fervent ideology? Preponderance of material resources? Or is advantage achieved by superior manpower and morale? In modern times, is victory found largely in lethal cutting-edge technology?  Continue reading “Victor and the Savior Generals”