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Victor Davis Hanson

Articles by Victor Davis Hanson

Illustration on Obama's political setback in the 2014 mid-term elections by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How this election is the Democrats' Waterloo

The Duke of Wellington said of his close-run victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo that the French "came on in the same old way, and we sent them back in the same old way." Published November 5, 2014

President Kennedy confers with his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in 1962 during the buildup of tensions with the Soviet Union that became Cuban Missile Crisis. (Associated Press Photographs)

The new missiles of October

In October 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba. Published October 22, 2014

Hispanic Bumper Sticker Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The anachronism of ethnic identity politics

Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters. Published October 15, 2014

George at the Guillotine Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trading liberty for egalitarianism

At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions — the American and the French. Published October 8, 2014

Illustration by Clement, National Post, Toronto, Canada

Bomb or occupy — or neither?

Wars usually end only when the defeated aggressor thinks it would be futile to resume the conflict. Lasting peace follows if the loser is then forced to change its political system into something other than what it was. Published October 1, 2014

A man holds up a rose during a protest Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Fanning the flames of racial unrest

Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Mo., has tragically followed a predictable script. Published August 20, 2014

NATO irrelevance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Will NATO end with a whimper?

April marked the 65th birthday of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, formed at the height of the Cold War to stop the huge postwar Red Army from overrunning Western Europe. Published August 6, 2014

Illustration on world decline as a consequence of American decline by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

HANSON: When America fell apart

The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let's take a tour of the disasters. Published July 16, 2014

"The Jaws of Death." A photo by CPHOM Robert F. Sargent, USCG. A Coast Guard-manned LCVP from the U.S.S. Samuel Chase disembarks troops of the First Division on the morning of 6 June 1944 at Omaha Beach. USCG Photo.

HANSON: The operational miracle that was D-Day

Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king, Xerxes, invaded Greece in 480 B.C. Published May 28, 2014

Illustration on government corruption by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

HANSON: President Obama's ethical vacuum

Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in Veterans Affairs hospitals. Published May 21, 2014