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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Can Trump Win Again In 2020?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In 2016, Donald Trump overwhelmed 16 qualified Republican primary rivals and became the first major-party presidential nominee without prior political or military experience. Against even greater odds, Trump defeated in the general election a far better funded and politically connected Hillary Clinton.

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Renk To Interview Victor Davis Hanson Author Of The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia WBCK
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson On How Colleges Have Long Ignored Merit And Squelched Freedom, While Failing To Educate

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia AEI
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Here’s a money quote from Victor Davis Hanson’s excellent National Review article “Ivy-League Schools Wither

Analysis and Commentary

Ivy-League Schools Wither

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Higher-ed institutions have long ignored merit and squelched freedom, all while failing to educate.

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What Progressives Should Know About Trump Voters

by Victor Davis Hansonvia CNN
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Progressives wonder how in the world could anyone still support President Donald Trump. So here are ten reasons why more than 40% of the electorate probably does -- and will.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Support For Trump Is Still There

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Boston Herald
Monday, March 18, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Bob McLain Show (19:17)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Bob McLain Show
Monday, March 18, 2019

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

Analysis and Commentary

When Presidential Character Once Mattered

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Here’s why I did not vote for Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ronald Reagan—despite their records.

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 - 2:00)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, March 16, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, March 16, 2019

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

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