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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Doc Holliday Interviews Victor Davis Hanson About “The Case For Trump”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Web Talk Radio
Monday, April 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book, The Case for Trump.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Pushing The Limits

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Monday, April 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about growing up on a multi-generational farm, why he decided to write his new book, and his opinions on today's political landscape.

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Historian And Author Victor Davis Hanson Makes 'The Case For Trump'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson offers historical perspective on political outsider President Trump's election and policy wins.

Analysis and Commentary

The Tables Turn In Russian Collusion Hunt

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The irony of the entire Russian collusion hoax is that accusers who cried the loudest about leaking, collusion, lying, and obstruction are themselves soon very likely to be accused of just those crimes.

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For Dems, Mueller Was A ‘Saint’ But Now Barr Is A ‘Sinner’: Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the release of the Mueller report.

In the News

Judicial Watch Seeks Records Of Brennan’s And Clapper’s Role In Spreading Russia Lies

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Liberty Headlines
Thursday, March 28, 2019

With the Mueller Report‘s debunked allegations of Russian collusion behind us, conservatives increasingly have sounded a drumbeat to hold accountable those responsible enough for the real misinformation campaign. Once again, Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests from the transparency/accountability guardians at Judicial Watch may be the catalyst that helps set it in motion.

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A Fine Whiskey With Victor Davis Hanson

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Thursday, March 28, 2019
In this great interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Dave Sussman makes a startling observation of Donald Trump and the erudite classicist Victor Davis Hanson, two men who would seem to differ as much as any in the public sphere in their character, background, and intellect, that each is “the everyman,” someone who speaks clearly to everyone and evinces a plainspoken authenticity.
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Victor Davis Hanson: The Continuing Threat Of The Russiagate Fraud

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "The Late, Not-So-Great Mueller Investigation."

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Trevor Carey Show (20:19)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Trevor Carey Show
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the results of the Mueller Report as well as his book, The Case for Trump.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Larry O'Connor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Larry O'Connor Show
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Mueller Report and his new book, The Case for Trump.

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