Victor Davis Hanson

Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow
Awards and Honors:
Statesmanship Award from the Claremont Institute
(2006)
Biography: 

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; his focus is classics and military history.

Hanson was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (1992–93), a visiting professor of classics at Stanford University (1991–92), the annual Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Visiting Fellow in History at Hillsdale College (2004–), the Visiting Shifron Professor of Military History at the US Naval Academy (2002–3),and the William Simon Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University (2010).

In 1991 he was awarded an American Philological Association Excellence in Teaching Award. He received the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism (2002), presented the Manhattan's Institute's Wriston Lecture (2004), and was awarded the National Humanities Medal (2007) and the Bradley Prize (2008).

Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history and essays on contemporary culture. He has written or edited twenty-four books, the latest of which is The Case for Trump (Basic Books, 2019). His other books include The Second World Wars (Basic Books, 2017); The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - from Ancient Greece to Iraq (Bloomsbury 2013); The End of Sparta (Bloomsbury, 2011); The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern (Bloomsbury, 2010); Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome (ed.) (Princeton, 2010); The Other Greeks (California, 1998); The Soul of Battle (Free Press, 1999); Carnage and Culture (Doubleday, 2001); Ripples of Battle (Doubleday, 2003); A War Like No Other (Random House, 2005); The Western Way of War (Alfred Knopf, 1989; 2nd paperback ed., University of California Press, 2000); The Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Cassell, 1999; paperback ed., 2001); and Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (Encounter, 2003), as well as two books on family farming, Fields without Dreams (Free Press, 1995) and The Land Was Everything (Free Press, 1998). Currently, he is a syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services and a weekly columnist for the National Review Online.

Hanson received a BA in classics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (1975), was a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies, Athens (1977–78), and received his PhD in classics from Stanford University (1980).

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Victor Davis Hanson: Companies Donating To Black Lives Matter To Avoid Boycott, Protests

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Yahoo
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hoover Institution Victor Davis Hanson discusses corporations like Fortune 500 companies and the NFL getting involved in social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement.
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The NFL Is On The Brink

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 16, 2020

The league survived all sorts of crises in the past, yet they are in deep trouble like never before.

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Cruel Summer: The Fight To Preserve Freedom Of Speech

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This week the Good Fellows are joined by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson. The gentleman farmer from Selma, CA (and the author of The Case For Trump) is not known for pulling his punches, and this discussion is no different.

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Cruel Summer: The Fight To Preserve Freedom Of Speech

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMastervia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This week the Good Fellows are joined by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson. The gentleman farmer from Selma, CA (and the author of The Case For Trump) is not known for pulling his punches, and this discussion is no different.

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The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: The Histrionic / Schizophrenic / Passive-Aggressive / Braggadocio / Weeping Woke, Explained

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his syndicated column on the woke rioters, his new NR essay on Jacobin Leftists getting edgy, the boomerang heading towards NBA and NFL virtue-mongerers, Bastille Day-generated reflections on the French Revolution’s enduring influence, Gavin Newsom’s dis-openings for the Golden State, the meaning of contender Kanye West, and the Trump / Fauci contretemps.

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Victor Davis Hanson: NBA Has Gone Too Far And Too Long Without Scrutiny On China

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson blasts the NBA Monday for having ties to China while being vocal about political issues in the United States.

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Peak Jacobinism?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Even the woke eventually fear the guillotine.

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Is President Trump In Trouble? Victor Davis Hanson With Sebastian Gorka On AMERICA First

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Sebastian Gorka on AMERICA First
Monday, July 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses President Trump's chances of being re-elected in November.

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Advising President Trump

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Monday, July 13, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson is a very bright and wise man. What makes that all the more amazing is that he is an intellectual. He is affiliated with the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Recently, he gave voice to something that I’ve been thinking about for a while.

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Trump Needs To Scale The Real Wall Of 2020

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, July 12, 2020

The president should emphasize not just the efficacy of his administration but its effects on real people. Focus on “Restoration 2021.”

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