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  1. [+]
    American Ajax (Review)
    LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay, by Warren Kozak
    1. LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay by Warren Kozak
    National Review, August 24, 2009, p. 47
  2. [+]
    Ancient (Review)
    The Defense of Attica, by Mark H. Munn
    1. The Defense of Attica by Mark H. Munn
    The American Historical Review, December 1994, p. 1662
  3. Art
    The ancient Greeks
    Were they like us at all?
    The New Criterion, May 2004, pp. 42-45
  4. Are They In the Army Now?
    Cries of shortfall, exhaustion, and overstretch
    National Review, July 4, 2005, pp. 17-19
  5. 'An Aroused Citizenry'
    How democracies go to war
    National Review, September 30, 2002, pp. 20-23
  6. The August of Our Discontent
    Eternal lessons from a hot and hairy month
    National Review, September 15, 2003, pp. 40-42
  7. An Autumn of War (2002)
    What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism
    1 Review
  8. Beneath the Hope
    Obama and the politics of grievance
    National Review, June 2, 2008, pp. 32-38
  9. Articles
    The Bush Doctrine's Next Test
    Commentary, May 2005, pp. 21-26
  10. Bush's Strategy, Assessed: A Symposium
    National Review, September 26, 2005, p. 52
  11. California, Here They Come (and Come)
    E pluribus unum is losing to La Raza
    National Review, August 11, 2003, pp. 29-31
  12. Carnage and Culture (2001)
    Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  13. Challenge upon Challenge
    As our enemies get more capable, so must we
    National Review, August 28, 2006, pp. 30-32
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    Church Militant (2 Reviews)
    The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege, by Damon Linker
    1. The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege by Damon Linker
    2. God's War by Christopher Tyerman
    The Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2007, pp. 30-31
  15. The Civic Education America Needs
    City Journal, Summer 2002, pp. 32-43
  16. A Class War
    How the Civil War squashed aristocracy in America
    The American Enterprise, March 2003, pp. 32-33
  17. Come the Revisionists
    Self-flattering, self-deluded---almost desperate
    National Review, April 11, 2005, pp. 18-21
  18. Country at a Crossroads
    November 2 will say a lot about the American people, and our future
    National Review, November 8, 2004, pp. 32-35
  19. Books, Arts & Manners
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    Decline and Fall (Review)
    Collapse, by Jared Diamond
    1. Collapse by Jared Diamond
    National Review, April 11, 2005, pp. 43-45
  20. Defending and Advancing Freedom
    Commentary, November 2005, p. 33
  21. Democracy in the Middle East
    It's the hardheaded solution
    The Weekly Standard, October 21, 2002, pp. 23-26
  22. Democracy Without Farmers
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2000, pp. 68-79
  23. The Destiny of Cities
    City Journal, September 2, 2010, pp. 126-133
  24. Do We Have Enough Troops in Iraq?
    Commentary, June 2004, pp. 28-32
  25. Articles
    Do We Want Mexifornia?
    City Journal, Spring 2002, pp. 12-23
  26. Don Rumsfeld, Radical for Our Time
    The defense secretary has ushered in a new era, whose contours we have barely glimpsed
    National Review, May 5, 2003, pp. 31-33
  27. Facing up to It in California
    We must leap the 'third rail' of illegal immigration
    National Review, September 29, 2003, pp. 33-34
  28. The Father of Us All (2010)
    War and History, Ancient and Modern
  29. Faux Documentary
    The tired saga of Left agitprop
    National Review, February 13, 2006, pp. 27-29
  30. [+]
    Fear and Loathing (Review)
    Understanding Anti-Americanism, by Paul Hollander
    1. Understanding Anti-Americanism by Paul Hollander
    National Review, October 25, 2004, pp. 54-55
  31. Ferocious Warmakers: How Democracies Win Wars
    Don't underestimate the spirit of freedom in citizen-soldiers, ancient and modern, advi...
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2002, p. 9
  32. Fields Without Dreams (1996)
    Defending the Agrarian Ideal
    3 Reviews
  33. Fighting Fair and Foul
    'Asymmetrical warfare' in the Land of Saddam
    National Review, April 21, 2003, pp. 18-19
  34. [+]
    Five-Star Peacock (Review)
    MacArthur's War, by Stanley Weintraub
    1. MacArthur's War by Stanley Weintraub
    National Review, May 22, 2000, pp. 62-63
  35. [+]
    Fortress America (Review)
    In the Shadow of the Garrison State, by Aaron L. Friedberg
    1. In the Shadow of the Garrison State by Aaron L. Friedberg
    The Weekly Standard, May 22, 2000, pp. 42-43
  36. France's Immigrant Problem---and Ours
    Can last year's car burnings and riots happen here?
    The Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2006, pp. 42-46
  37. A Futile Foreign Policy
    National Review, September 13, 2004, pp. 45-47
  38. [+]
    Gay Old Times? (Review)
    Oliver Stone perpetuates a classical myth
    1. Alexander (2004 Film) by Oliver Stone
    National Review, December 27, 2004, pp. 40-41
  39. Books, Arts & Manners
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    The Good Mission (Review)
    Imperial Grunts, by Robert D. Kaplan
    1. Imperial Grunts by Robert D. Kaplan
    National Review, September 26, 2005, p. 59
  40. Articles
    Goodbye to Europe?
    Commentary, October 2002, pp. 21-25
  41. Has Iraq Weakened us?
    Commentary, February 2005, pp. 43-47
  42. [+]
    The Healthy Frontier (Review)
    The Health of the Country, by Conevery Bolton Valencius
    1. The Health of the Country by Conevery Bolton Valencius
    The Weekly Standard, September 16, 2002, p. 38
  43. Books & Arts
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    Herodotus, Thucydides, and Us (3 Reviews)
    The Peloponnesian War, by Steven Lattimore and Thucydides
    1. The Peloponnesian War by Steven Lattimore and Thucydides
    2. The Peloponnesian War by Walter Blanco, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, and Thucydides, ...
    3. Herodotus: The Histories by Robin Waterfield, Carolyn Dewald, and Herodotus
    The Weekly Standard, October 12, 1998, pp. 31-33
  44. [+]
    History Calling (Review)
    Six Days of War, by Michael B. Oren
    1. Six Days of War by Michael B. Oren
    Commentary, June 2002, pp. 69-74
  45. How Now, Cowboy?
    The uses and abuses of a national icon
    National Review, August 7, 2006, pp. 24-25
  46. The Humanities Move Off Campus
    City Journal, Autumn 2008, pp. 102-109
  47. The Humble Hero
    Washington, a Virtuous Soldier and Farmer, Was Worthy of Holding Power Because He Was H...
    The American Enterprise, November 1999, pp. 29-31
  48. "I Love Iraq, Bomb Texas"
    Commentary, December 2002, pp. 42-47
  49. If the Problem Is Muslim Terror, Then What?
    City Journal, Autumn 2005, pp. 76-85
  50. The Immigration Solution (2007)
    A Better Plan Than Today's
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  51. The Impatient Caucus
    Have we forgotten that winning a war takes time
    National Review, February 14, 2005, pp. 40-41
  52. In War: Resolution
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2007, pp. 8-12
  53. Articles
    Iraq's Future---and Ours
    Commentary, January 2004, pp. 15-20
  54. Television
    Ken Burn's West
    For some, the pioneer days were all exploitation
    The Weekly Standard, September 23, 1996, pp. 36-39
  55. The Land Was Everything (2000)
    Letters from an American Farmer
    2 Reviews
  56. Articles
    Lessons of the War
    Commentary, June 2003, pp. 17-23
  57. Books
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    The lessons of Wellington (2 Reviews)
    Wellington: A Military Life, by Gordon Corrigan
    1. Wellington: A Military Life by Gordon Corrigan
    2. Napoleon and Wellington by Andrew Roberts
    The New Criterion, December 2002, pp. 81-83
  58. "Live" with TAE
    Victor Davis Hanson is equally at home with contemporary politics and ancient history. ...
    The American Enterprise, January/February 2004, pp. 14-19
  59. Books
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    A Lost Breed (Review)
    Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait, by Midge Decter
    1. Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait by Midge Decter
    Commentary, December 2003, pp. 63-65
  60. Loyalty, How Quaint
    The timeless importance of an old quality
    National Review, November 24, 2003, pp. 27-30
  61. [+]
    Martial Art (Review)
    Supreme Command, by Eliot A. Cohen
    1. Supreme Command by Eliot A. Cohen
    Commentary, September 2002, pp. 76-82
  62. Mexifornia (2003)
    A State of Becoming
    8 Reviews, 4 Readable
  63. Mexifornia, Five Years Later
    City Journal, Winter 2007, pp. 52-61
  64. My Bizarre Libyan Holiday
    City Journal, Autumn 2006, pp. 42-53
  65. The Naysayers
    Today's variety sound wearyingly familiar
    National Review, March 28, 2005, pp. 40-41
  66. The New Immigration Politics
    Wherein, for example, the rich and the poor join hands
    National Review, June 5, 2006, pp. 38-39
  67. [+]
    Old Books in the New World (Review)
    The Culture of Classicism, by Caroline Winterer
    1. The Culture of Classicism by Caroline Winterer
    The Weekly Standard, March 4, 2002, pp. 36-38
  68. One Year Later
    The nature and means of commemoration
    National Review, September 16, 2002, p. 17
  69. Books in Review
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    Order of Battle (Review)
    War and Decision, by Douglas J. Feith
    1. War and Decision by Douglas J. Feith
    Commentary, June 2008, pp. 57-59
  70. The Other Greeks (1995)
    The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization
    2 Reviews
  71. Articles
    Our Enemies, the Saudis
    Commentary, July-August 2002, pp. 23-28
  72. Perils of 'The German Way'
    What do these recent outbursts mean?
    National Review, November 11, 2002, pp. 40-41
  73. [+]
    Plan for a Century (Review)
    Terror and Consent, by Philip Bobbitt
    1. Terror and Consent by Philip Bobbitt
    National Review, May 19, 2008, pp. 50-52
  74. [+]
    Pop Romanizing (Review)
    Are We Rome?, by Cullen Murphy
    1. Are We Rome? by Cullen Murphy
    National Review, May 28, 2007, p. 46
  75. Postmodern War
    City Journal, Winter 2005, pp. 36-47
  76. Profiles in Diversity
    University presidents used to be dignified
    The Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2005, pp. 6-9
  77. The Psychological Effect
    National Review, June 28, 2004, pp. 20-21
  78. [+]
    A quintessential general (Review)
    Ulysses S. Grant, by Josiah Bunting III
    1. Ulysses S. Grant by Josiah Bunting III
    The New Criterion, November 2004, pp. 68-70
  79. Articles
    Re-thinking Iraq
    Nothing Succeeds Like Success
    Commentary, April 2008, pp. 19-23
  80. Observations
    Refighting the War
    Commentary, June 2006, pp. 50-53
  81. Ripples of Battle (2003)
    How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  82. [+]
    Small Wars (Review)
    The Savage Wars of Peace, by Max Boot
    1. The Savage Wars of Peace by Max Boot
    The Weekly Standard, April 15, 2002, pp. 38-39
  83. [+]
    Soldier of Contrasts (Review)
    Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life, by Carlo D'Este
    1. Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life by Carlo D'Este
    National Review, August 12, 2002, pp. 49-50
  84. The Soul of Battle (1999)
    From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators VanquishedT...
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
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    Staying Power (Review)
    Defending Identity, by Natan Sharansky and Shira Wolosky Weiss
    1. Defending Identity by Natan Sharansky and Shira Wolosky Weiss
    National Review, September 1, 2008, pp. 50-51
  86. Staying Power
    A U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would prevent democracy from forming there---and elsewhere
    The New Republic, February 14, 2005, pp. 22-23
  87. Cover Story
    Stop Talking
    To win in Iraq, America must think war first, politics second
    The New Republic, June 7, 2004, pp. 13-15
  88. Symposium: How to Eliminate Iran's Nuclear Weapons
    The Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2006, p. 17
  89. Tall Tales from the Family Farm
    Five Persistent Myths and the Life They Obscure
    Policy Review, April 2000, pp. 63-80
  90. Tarnished State
    National Review, November 23, 2009, pp. 32-38
  91. 'Teachable Moments'
    But who will teach the teachers?
    National Review, March 14, 2005, p. 17
  92. Then and Now
    There are great differences between Vietnam and Iraq, and there are certain similaritie...
    National Review, December 8, 2003, pp. 33-36
  93. Tomorrow's Wars
    City Journal, December 2, 2010, pp. 80-86
  94. National Review 2003: Education
    Topsy-Turvy
    American universities are places of dizzying unreality---and this does considerable harm
    National Review, October 13, 2003, pp. 34-43
  95. [+]
    Tough Guys (2 Reviews)
    Athens gets all the press, but Sparta won the war
    1. The Spartans by Paul Cartledge
    2. The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
    The Weekly Standard, July 7, 2003, pp. 42-46
  96. The Universe of the Illegal Alien
    CIS Backgrounder, June 2003, pp. 1-8
  97. A War Like No Other (2005)
    How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  98. Books
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    The war to begin all wars (Review)
    The Peloponnesian War, by Donald Kagan
    1. The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
    The New Criterion, April 2003, pp. 74-78
  99. War Will Be War
    No matter the era, no matter the weapons, the same old hell
    National Review, May 6, 2002, pp. 35-37
  100. Books, Arts & Manners
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    Wars New and Old (Review)
    Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, by John Lewis Gaddis
    1. Surprise, Security, and the American Experience by John Lewis Gaddis
    National Review, April 19, 2004, pp. 42-43
  101. [+]
    Ways and Means of War (Review)
    Castles, Battles, and Bombs, by Jurgen Brauer and Hubert Van Tuyll
    1. Castles, Battles, and Bombs by Jurgen Brauer and Hubert Van Tuyll
    The Claremont Review of Books, March 2009, pp. 25-27
  102. The Western Way of War (1989)
    Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
    1 Review
  103. What Are We Made Of?
    The guts to resist evil
    National Review, October 1, 2001, pp. 14-15
  104. What I Have Seen
    Wisdom from a higher-ed career
    National Review, October 24, 2005, pp. 45-48
  105. What Made Them Do Their Duty
    City Journal, Autumn 2001, pp. 84-89
  106. Who Killed Homer? (1998)
    The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom
    9 Reviews, 2 Readable
  107. 'Who Killed Homer?'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1999, p. 80
  108. Books, Arts & Manners
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    Who Were We? (2 Reviews)
    Dangerous Nation, by Robert Kagan
    1. Dangerous Nation by Robert Kagan
    2. The American Way of Strategy by Michael Lind
    National Review, October 23, 2006, pp. 49-52
  109. Why History Has No End
    City Journal, Autumn 2003, pp. 68-77
  110. Why Study War?
    City Journal, Summer 2007, pp. 64-71
  111. Articles
    Why the Muslims Misjudged us
    City Journal, Winter 2002, pp. 14-23
  112. Why the West Has Won
    Freedom is the ultimate weapon
    The American Spectator, November 2001, pp. 60-69
  113. Books & Arts
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    Windschuttle's Warning (Review)
    The Killing of History, by Keith Windschuttle
    1. The Killing of History by Keith Windschuttle
    The Weekly Standard, September 22, 1997, pp. 31-32
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