Victor Davis Hanson

About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is an American military historian, columnist, former classics professor, and scholar of ancient warfare. He was a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno, and is currently the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has been a visiting professor at Hillsdale College since 2004. Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 by President George W. Bush. Hanson is also a farmer (growing raisin grapes on a family farm in Selma, California) and a critic of social trends related to farming and agrarianism. He is the author most recently of The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict was Fought and Won (Basic Books).

The Strategies of Targeting Trump

There is no logical Democratic explanation for impeaching Donald Trump. The various factions within the Democratic Party calling for impeachment are united only by their loathing of Donald Trump, the person, and his systematic repeal of the Obama progressive project. After failing with the voting machine gambit, the Logan Act, the 25th Amendment, the emoluments

By | 2019-10-13T18:42:58-07:00 October 13th, 2019|Tags: |

The Madness of Progressive Projection

Strangest among all the many melodramas of the last two weeks were the blaring headlines that President Trump had dared to talk with the Australian Prime Minister—and referenced the role of foreign governments and in particular Australia in U.S. electoral politics in 2016. Given the hue and cry of Democrats in the last three years,

By | 2019-10-06T19:48:14-07:00 October 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Impeachment Coup Analytics

Aside from the emotional issue that Democrats, NeverTrumpers, and celebrities loathe Donald Trump, recently Representative Al Green (D-Texas) reminded us why the Democrats are trying to impeach the president rather than just defeat him in the 2020 general election. “To defeat him at the polls would do history a disservice, would do our nation a

By | 2019-09-29T20:59:58-07:00 September 29th, 2019|Tags: |

The Madcap Adventures of ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ Biden

Sometime-Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden was at it again, voicing his brand of tough-guy boasts that he can “beat Trump like a drum.” A 1980s sci-fi cult film about a weirdo, Buckaroo Banzai, who travels through time dimensions in many manifestations battling evil and saving good guys reminds us of the latest incarnation of Joe Biden.

By | 2019-09-23T21:28:52-07:00 September 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

Trumped Out?

The new post-Mueller media narrative is “weariness” and “exhaustion” with President Trump’s tweets, his cul de sac Sharpie controversy, his ideas about buying Greenland, his unorthodox art-of-the-deal foreign policy that resulted in a plan to talk to Taliban leaders in the United States, and his firing of arch-conservative John Bolton. The Drudge Report, once a

By | 2019-09-16T21:13:14-07:00 September 15th, 2019|Tags: |

Biden or Bust?

Pundits and politicos play the current parlor game of counting Joe Biden’s daily bloopers, signs of debility, or embarrassments. Unlike former "Apprentice" host Donald Trump’s exaggerations and narcissisms, Biden’s fantasies are not baked into an outsider candidacy that by intent offers as a radical change of policy, a tough presidential tone, and unconventional political tactics.

By | 2019-09-14T08:28:14-07:00 September 8th, 2019|Tags: |

From Icon to Just a Con

Most of us who came of age in the 1970s revered the university—even as it was still reeling from 1960s protests and beginning a process that resulted in its present chaos and disrepute. Americans of the G.I. Bill-era first enshrined the idea of upward mobility through the bachelor’s degree—the assumed gateway to career security—and the

By | 2019-09-02T21:02:54-07:00 September 1st, 2019|Tags: |

The Mythical Trump Hydra

Many are the hissing heads of the polycephalic Donald Trump—at least according to the progressive Left and the NeverTrump Right, who see the president of the United States as some sort of mythical nightmare. Here are a few of his supposedly monstrous manifestations. Trump, the Profiteer  Candidate Trump never really wanted to be president. His

By | 2019-08-28T23:22:15-07:00 August 25th, 2019|Tags: |

Cosmic Injustice

One of the weirdest characteristics of our global politicians and moral censors is their preference to voice cosmic justice rather than to address less abstract sin within their own purview or authority. These progressive virtue mongers see themselves as citizens of the world rather than of the United States and thus can impotently theorize about

By | 2019-08-19T21:39:49-07:00 August 18th, 2019|Tags: |

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