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Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.

Why the Muslims Misjudged Us

They hate us because their cultures is backwards and corrupt.

by Victor Davis Hanson

WSJ Opinion Journal Online

Since September 11, we have heard mostly slander and lies about the West from radical Islamic fundamentalists in their defense of the terrorists. Read more →

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

People seeking handouts use the war as an excuse

by Victor Davis Hanson

WSJ Opinion Journal Online

In times of national crisis we all look to government. It is the one entity that can marshal sufficient forces to protect us from foreign enemies and provide for our domestic safety. Read more →

Ferocious Warmakers: How Democracies Win Wars

by Victor Davis Hanson

The Claremont Institute

The historian Thucydides believed that democracies were the most adept governments at war making. Read more →

At War – What Are We Made Of?

The guts to resist evil.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Magazine

The United States finally entered the First World War because of the nation’s lingering outrage over a few hundred floating bodies from the sunken ocean liner Lusitania, which was torpedoed during Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare. Read more →

The Meaning of Tet

1968 Tet Offensive, Vietnam War

by Victor Davis Hanson

American Heritage

A historian argues that in Vietnam America’s cause was just, its arms effective, and its efforts undermined by critics back home — and that this is how things must work in a free society. Read more →

Five-Star Peacock

A Review of MacArthur’s War

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review

MacArthur’s War: Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero, by Stanley Weintraub (Free Press, 375 pp., $27.50) Read more →

Democracy Without Farmers

by Victor Davis Hanson

The Wilson Quarterly

The family farm in America has all but vanished, and with it we are losing centuries of social and civic wisdom imparted by the agrarian life. Read more →

Tall Tales from The Family Farm

Farming not the serene, simple life that most outsiders think

by Victor Davis Hanson

Heritage Foundation

“He sees not that sea of trouble, of labour, and expense which have been lavished on this farm. He forgets the fortitude, and the regrets.”
-J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America Read more →

Sherman’s War

by Victor Davis Hanson

American Heritage

The General’s March through Georgia is usually remembered as a ruthless campaign of indiscriminate terror, waged against helpless civilians rather than southern soldiers. But Victor Davis Hanson argues that it was brillant, effective, and, above all, humble. Read more →

A Review of “Warriors into Traders”

by Victor Davis Hanson

Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Warriors into Traders: The Power of the Market in Early Greece. By David W. Tandy (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1997) 296 pp. $45.00 Read more →

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