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).

Our Exhausted American Mediocracy

The unlikely 2016 election of Donald Trump—the first president without either prior political or military office—was a repudiation of the American “aristocracy.” By “rule of the best” I mean the ancien régime was no longer understood to suggest wealth and birth (alone), but instead envisioned itself as a supposed national meritocracy of those

By |2018-12-31T20:24:31-07:00December 30th, 2018|

Mueller Investigation Stirring Up More Trouble Than It’s Finding

After 19 months, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has charged a number of targets with almost every conceivable sin—except collusion with Russia to throw an election. Yet suspicion of collusion was the reason that Mueller was appointed in the first place.President Trump's former consigliere, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. But as

By |2018-12-26T09:37:27-07:00December 26th, 2018|

The Neverending, Mysterious Saga of Michael Flynn

Certainly, no one should defend a top-ranking federal employee’s lying to federal investigators or to his superiors in the Trump Administration, if that is what former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn did, as evidenced by his own confession. Note if Flynn lied to President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence about details of

By |2018-12-24T21:16:56-07:00December 23rd, 2018|

It Was Always About the Wall

There was likely never going to be "comprehensive immigration reform" or any deal amnestying the DACA recipients in exchange for building the wall. Democrats in the present political landscape will not consent to a wall. For them, a successful border wall is now considered bad politics in almost every manner imaginable. Yet 12

By |2018-12-20T17:41:36-07:00December 20th, 2018|

The Globalist Mindset: They Hate You

Against what or whom is the contemporary Western public pushing back? The French non-Parisians against new green taxes on already unaffordable gasoline? Broke southern European Union nations against the financial demands of German bankers? The Eastern Europeans against French and German open-border mandates? The British masses against both the EU and their own

By |2018-12-17T22:27:58-07:00December 16th, 2018|

Comey Continues to Display His Lack of Credibility

Fired former FBI director James Comey is at it again. Last week, Comey testified before members of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In a single appearance, Comey, on 245 separate occasions, while under oath, stonewalled questions with "I don't know," "I don't remember" or "I don't

By |2018-12-12T21:37:33-07:00December 12th, 2018|

Defeat and the Dossier Explain Everything

Donald Trump’s former consiglieri Michael Cohen, along with being charged with tax avoidance and improper business deals, allegedly is guilty also of trying to leverage money and attention by exaggerating his influence with candidate and later President Trump. In other words, Cohen to spec followed the standard creepy daily fare for Washington and

By |2018-12-10T23:25:00-07:00December 9th, 2018|