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 The Trevor Carey Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Trevor Carey Show
Monday, May 18, 2020

(20:36) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Losing Our Fears, in War and Plague."

Analysis and Commentary

The Left Is What It Once Loathed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, May 17, 2020

What is the Left, then? Mostly a Jacobin party that operates ad hoc, without principle, or consistency. 

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Larry O'Connor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Larry O'Connor Show
Friday, May 15, 2020

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

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Victor Davis Hanson - How The Left Is Handing Trump His Re-Election

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Steel on Steel Short Show with John Loeffler
Friday, May 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the factors that led to President Trump’s election win, the pros and cons of his presidency thus far, and how Democrats’ actions and viewpoints today will most likely backfire come the 2020 election.

 

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Victor Davis Hanson: Hundreds Of Unmaskings Of American Civilians, All Unremembered By The Begetters In The Last Administration

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Flynn case, the COVID-19 economy, China’s culpability, and Trump’s 2020 prospects.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Draconian Governor Newsom; And Even Silicon Valley And Hollywood Can’t Stay Closed Forever

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the reopening of California, in light of the information that California has a population of 40 million people yet only half the deaths of New York State, and fewer infected.

In the News

Taking A Second Look At WWII With Victor Davis Hanson’s ‘The Second World Wars’

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Most people today assume that our understanding of WWII is largely complete, thanks to the enormous quantity of books, TV series such as ITV’s classic 1970s documentary The World at War, the myriad of documentaries that aired in the early days of the History Channel cable TV network, and the unending series of movies produced by Hollywood, particularly when compared to its predecessor, WWI. 

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Victor Davis Hanson: On Flynn Case, Coronavirus Economy, China’s Culpability & Trump 2020 Prospects

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Times
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Flynn case, the COVID-19 economy, China’s culpability, and Trump’s 2020 prospects.

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The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast Episode 15: Cuomo Vadis?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about the truth behind the brothers Cuomo; Joe Biden; Obama in the discomfort of the collusion spotlight; Devin Nunes proven-rightness; and — given the recent marking of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day — the idea that victory, for the Allies, was not all so inevitable.

Analysis and Commentary

The Strange Case Of The Cuomo Brothers

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The myth of famous Mario’s famous sons does not match the reality.

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