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 On Celebrating Christopher Columbus

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia One America News Network
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses losing our culture by destroying our history and heroes.

Analysis and Commentary

The Dying Citizen’s Chronicles Of The Deep State: Remembering The CDC

by Victor Davis Hansonvia VDH's Blade of Perseus
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

We may never know the exact role of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in routing gain-of-function research money through the suspect Dr. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance and on into the Wuhan virology lab.

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Victor Davis Hanson On 'The Dying Citizen'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Daily Signal Podcast
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about citizenship and other topics covered in his new book, The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Mark Levin Podcast

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Mark Levin Podcast
Monday, October 11, 2021

(1:15:00) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about citizenship, immigration, constitutional rights, and many other topics covered in his new book, The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America as well as Hanson's problems with Amazon.

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Victor Davis Hanson Warns America About The ‘Dying Citizen’

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Washington Times
Monday, October 11, 2021

It is a new book with an alarming title and a noteworthy author. The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America by Victor Davis Hanson was published Tuesday but already ranks third on the Amazon top-10 list.

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The Victor Davis Hanson Show - The Culturalist: Encounters With The Intelligentsia

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Show
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about the intellectuals he has met from childhood through his academic career as well as the qualities he admires most in them.

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The Left Got What It Wanted—So Now What?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 10, 2021

There is no schadenfreude in seeing the Left destroy everything it touches—because its claws tear all of us as well.

Analysis and Commentary

America And ‘The Dying Citizen’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Only a little more than half of the current world’s 7 billion people are citizens of fully consensual governments.

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Victor Davis Hanson: ‘The Dying Citizen’

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia One America News Network
Friday, October 8, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses immigration as well as his new book The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America.

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The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour
Friday, October 8, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America.

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