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 American Art of Renewal

Make America Great Again" is the oft-caricatured slogan of the Donald Trump presidency. When Trump was elected, he boasted of jump-starting the economy to achieve an annual economic growth rate of 4 percent. Experts laughed him off as a naif who did not understand that structural changes in demography and technology made such

By | 2018-08-01T22:42:27+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|

Progressive Regression

Donald Trump has certainly changed the rules of presidential behavior, through his nonstop campaign rallies, tweets, and press conferences. What his critics call lowering the bar of presidential decorum by unfettered and often crude invective, Trump dubs the “new presidential.” His style has become a sort of “don’t-tread-on-me” combativeness. In truth, Trump at

By | 2018-08-03T16:38:13+00:00 July 30th, 2018|

Just How Far Will the Left Go?

There was no honeymoon for the unlikely winner of the 2016 election. Progressives have in succession tried to sue to overturn Trump’s victory using several different approaches. First on the bogus claim of fraudulent voting machines. Then they sought to subvert the Electoral College by bullying electors into renouncing their respective states’ votes.

By | 2018-07-24T20:57:38+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|

Deport the Deplorables?

Deport the Deplorables is a slogan of popular culture, found on bumper stickers, t-shirts, and internet postings. But now the mini-industry of deplorable/deportable sloganeering has made its way into more elite circles. With just three words, the phrase “deport the deplorables” sends two popular messages: one, get rid of undesirable American citizens who

By | 2018-07-18T00:19:14+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

History’s Bad Ideas Are an Inspiration for Progressives

What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present.Even liberal historians usually label as disastrous two decisions by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration: the adoption of the Earl Warren-McClatchy newspaper inspired plan to intern Japanese-American citizens and the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937—better known

By | 2018-07-08T08:52:08+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

The Left Can’t Come to Grips with Loss of Power

Key Trump administration officials have been confronted at restaurants. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) urged protestors to hound Trump officials at restaurants, gas stations, or department stores. Progressive pundits and the liberal media almost daily think up new ways of characterizing President Trump as a Nazi, fascist, tyrant, or buffoon. Celebrities openly fantasize about

By | 2018-07-03T11:27:45+00:00 July 5th, 2018|