Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

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 →

Q: Is American Farm Reform Headed in the Right Direction?

(Two differing opinions) Pat Roberts; Victor Davis Hanson

News World Communications

Abstract: The Republican Chmn of the House Agriculture Committee is sanguine about the direction farm policy is taking, but a fifth-generation farmer believes that the new law favors big agribusiness and hurts family farmers. Subsidies and federal payments are discussed. Read more →

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