Thursday, April 17, 2008
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The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today that one of four 2008 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Victor Davis Hanson. Professor Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services, and an author.

Professor Hanson will be presented the award during a ceremony to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 4. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

“The Bradley Foundation selected Professor Hanson for his dedicated scholarship in ancient history, current affairs and individual freedom,” said Michael W. Grebe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradley Foundation. “In his lifelong work, Professor Hanson has made substantial contributions to the understanding of Western Civilization and national security.”

Professor Hanson received the National Humanities Medal in 2007. He is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, scholarly papers and op-ed pieces. He has written or edited seventeen books, including A War Like No Others: How Athens Fought Sparta, An Autumn of War, and Mexifornia: A State of Becoming. His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He also writes a regular column for National Review Online.

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 100 prominent individuals and chosen by a selection sommittee, that includes Pierre S. du Pont, Michael W. Grebe (Bradley Prizes Committee chair), Charles Krauthammer, Heather Mac Donald, Thomas L. Rhodes, Dianne J. Sehler, Shelby Steele, David V. Uihlein Jr., and George F. Will.

“Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Dr. Hanson who have made outstanding contributions and we hope to encourage others to strive for excellence in their respective fields,” said Mr. Grebe.

Founded in 1985, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles, and values that sustain and nurture it. Its programs support limited, competent government; a dynamic marketplace for economic and cultural activity; and a vigorous defense, at home and abroad, of American ideas and institutions. Recognizing that responsible self-government depends on enlightened citizens and informed public opinion, the Foundation supports scholarly studies and academic achievement.

To schedule an interview with Bradley Foundation President & CEO Michael Grebe, please contact Kevin McVicker with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

For information on the Bradley Prize and the Bradley Foundation, contact Kevin McVicker at Shirley & Banister Public Relations, 703- 536-5924 or kmcvicker [at]