Articles by Victor Davis Hanson

Republicans and the Lost Art of Deterrence

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Why is Everyone Suddenly Quoting Thucydides?

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Swampland’s Ten Commandments

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How Did Trump Earn an Unprecedented Progressive Backlash?

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Trump’s High-Stakes Tweeting

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The Late, Great Russian Collusion Myth

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Trump’s Way Out of the Progressive Labyrinth

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Who Will Police the Police: The Comey Testimonies

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Our Crude News Network

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The Nightmares and the Realities of Never Trump

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The Obamas and the Clinton Road to Perdition

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How the Obama Precedent Empowered Trump

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Fundamentalist Nihilism

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Trump’s Cultural Optics

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What is the “Alt” Left?

Much has been written about the “Alt[alternative]-Right” It is attacked as a sort of updated paleo-conservatism—or anti-orthodox conservatism that promotes white identity, often dressed up with hip culture to appeal to younger right-wingers. Yet no one seriously believes that a supposed Alt-Right is a widespread phenomenon, much less that it drives the Republican Party or […]

Does Europe Treasure NATO Again?

It is a bit rich to hear Europeans insist that any Trump Administration doubts about NATO’s usefulness is heresy—given their occasional popular indifference to and ambiguity about the alliance. In current journalistic groupthink, Donald Trump has endangered NATO by suggesting a) it does not have a clearly defined role and needs to find one for […]

The Trump Message and Messenger

Every president has both a personality and an agenda. Sometimes they work in tandem, sometimes they don’t. Bill Clinton’s charm enhanced his platform—until his sexual appetites nearly wrecked it. Barack Obama was both charismatic and snarky, sometimes turning off and sometimes wooing his opponents. Richard Nixon’s neuroses finally empowered his enemies and ruined his foreign […]

The Deplorables Shout Back

Struggling rural America proved disenchanted with the country’s trajectory into something like a continental version of Belgium or the Netherlands: borderless, with a global rather than national sense of self; identity politics in lieu of unity and assimilation; a statist and ossified economy with a few winners moralizing to lots of losers—perhaps as a way […]