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 Secure Freedom Radio

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Secure Freedom Radio
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trumpas well as why Congress won’t accept that the US border poses a national security threat.

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Author Victor Davis Hanson On The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald Radio
Friday, March 15, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson: Elites "Never Subject To The Ramifications Of Their Abstract Ideology"

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, March 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and border enforcement.

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Too Many Victims, Not Enough Victimizers: Victor Davis Hanson On Armstrong & Getty

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Armstrong and Getty
Friday, March 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about the problems with political discourse, the challenges we face as a nation as new cultures fail to assimilate, as well as why his new book is titled The Case for Trump.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The All-Too-Predictable College Admissions Scandal (16:50)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall Review
Friday, March 15, 2019

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

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On The Road To Baku: "The Case For Trump" By Victor Davis Hanson (Part 1)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

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On The Road To Baku: "The Case For Trump" By Victor Davis Hanson (Part 2)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Historian Victor Davis Hanson Pegs Trump Re-Election Chances At 'About 55 Percent'

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Case For Trump

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Official Hagmann Report
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

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