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Professional Military Education: Interview with Dr. Victor Davis Hanson

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About Victor Davis Hanson

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.

7 Thoughts on “Professional Military Education: Interview with Dr. Victor Davis Hanson

  1. Clark Cumings Johnson on March 31, 2021 at 11:23 am said:

    Beyond words, or at least mine…, indescribably excellent….

  2. Alex on April 1, 2021 at 7:49 am said:

    Thank you Dr Hanson,

    Do you think Moses existed and wrote the pentateuch? And can you elaborate on that?

    • At this point, whether or not Moses existed historically is irrelevant! The fact is we have a work that we know has survived millennia that claims to be attributed to a person named Moses. We can choose to read the work a priori on this basis. I believe this could be considered the “phenomenological” way to understand it. Regardless of all other possibilities, this is the way the work presents itself to us. At this point, the “existence” of Moses depends entirely on how WE choose to read the work.
      There’s a story of a person who came up to a lecturer on Moses after he/she finished and said to them “I don’t believe Moses ever existed. It was another man by the name of Moses!”

  3. Myron A White Jr on April 1, 2021 at 11:16 am said:

    Excellent.I plan to read the books about Grant and Sherman you talked about.
    I was in the USAF when Gen. LeMay was the commander of SAC.
    He was quite the leader.
    Would like to see a western campus of Hillsdale College. Hillsdale is a truly
    great institution.

    Thank you Dr. Hanson

  4. Liz Rome on April 1, 2021 at 2:05 pm said:

    All your podcasts and columns are excellent, easy to understand and memorable. This one is beyond all of that! A perfect summary of exactly where we (the country) stands today. Thank you!

  5. At this point, whether or not Moses existed historically is irrelevant! The fact is we have a work that we know has survived millennia that claims to be attributed to a person named Moses. We can choose to read the work a priori on this basis. I believe this could be considered the “phenomenological” way to understand it. Regardless of all other possibilities, this is the way the work presents itself to us. At this point, the “existence” of Moses depends entirely on how WE choose to read the work.
    There’s a story of a person who came up to a lecturer on Moses after he/she finished and said to them “I don’t believe Moses ever existed. It was another man by the name of Moses!”

  6. Thank you Dr Hanson, you are a great American. You are a beacon in this land.

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