Post Archive

January 2007

Dear Victor, There is a sense of urgency within the armed forces—especially within the Army and the Marine Corps—but it’s hard to see it in the...

January 27, 1945—the date of the liberation of Auschwitz—is commemorated in Germany as Holocaust Day, and this year it was marked by vandalism. The Holocaust...

What is the Scooter Libby trial really about? In announcing the indictment of the vice-presidential aide in October 2005, the special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald attempted to...

“If American forces step back before Baghdad is secure, the Iraqi government would be overrun by extremists on all sides. . . . A contagion...

Dear Max, So I think we agree on what the problems are and the preferred solutions, but we are not sure whether the U.S. can implement...

Yesterday the stock market edged up again, with the Dow Jones Index cruising once more toward record highs. This ought to be good news for...

In 1978, back when I was working for him on Capitol Hill, Senator Pat Moynihan propounded what he called “the Iron Law of Emulation.” The...

Dear Victor, Though a virtue in interpersonal relations, agreeableness is not necessarily a good thing in an online exchange, where a clash of views is often...

Daniel Freedman of It Shines for All has posted a must-watch video of Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes and Douglas Murray, author of Neoconservativism:...

• It’s been a long time between books for Hilton Kramer, whose last collection was published six years ago and who hasn’t brought out a...

Former presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer was on the witness stand in the Scooter Libby trial today and gave testimony that the New York Times...

contentions is delighted to welcome Max Boot and Victor Davis Hanson—two of the country's most distinguished military historians (and contributors to COMMENTARY)—for a week-long discussion...