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 Talks "The Case for Trump" On The Howie Carr Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Howie Carr Show
Friday, March 22, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Lars Larson Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Lars Larson Show
Friday, March 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his recent book The Case for Trump, and also explains the meteoric rise of President Donald Trump.

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Victor Davis Hanson Discusses His Recent Book The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Kid News Radio
Friday, March 22, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson And The Case For Trump (Part 01)

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Liberty Nation
Friday, March 22, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Case For Trump

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Chris Baker
Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Matt Lewis
Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

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The Case For Trump: Chemotherapy For Our Body Politic

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson’s newest book is also one of his most personal. Hanson is a celebrated historian of war, a retired professor of classics, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a National Review columnist. But he is also a farmer in California’s Central Valley. He routinely peppers his articles and even his academic work with telling details about farming life and social realities in Selma, a town outside Fresno where he lives in the same house in which he was born and raised. 

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California Leads The Nation In Bringing Back Medieval Illnesses

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Daily Caller
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson pointed out some years ago that California ignored its premodern problems while dreaming of postmodern marvels such as high-speed rail. There’s no better example of a premodern problem that’s been allowed to take root and thrive than the Medieval diseases now plaguing the state.

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The Case For Trump: Victor Davis Hanson On Montana Talks

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia KBUL News Talk
Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

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The Case for Trump: Victor Davis Hanson With Sebastian Gorka

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia America First with Sebastian Gorka
Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

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