Has the Military Lost Middle America

VDH's Blade of Perseus // Private Papers

Traditionalist and conservative America once was the U.S. military’s greatest defender.

Bipartisan conservatives in Congress ensured generous Pentagon budgets. Statistics of those killed in action, in both Afghanistan and Iraq, reveal that white males, especially those of the rural and middle classes, were demographically “overrepresented” in offering the ultimate sacrifice to their country.

When generals, active and retired, have become controversial, usually conservative America could be counted on to stick with them.

A Cabinency of Dunces

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness As the nation sinks inexplicably into self-created crisis after crisis, debate rages whether Joe Biden is incompetent, mean-spirited, or an ideologue who feels the country’s mess is his success. A second national discussion revolves around

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VDH UltraNeutroning America, Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Historian’s Corner One way of looking at America since January 2020 is to imagine that we were hit by some sort of self-created neutron bomb: the infrastructure remains, but the people as

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VDH UltraThis Angry Old House, Part Four

Victor Davis Hanson A Child’s Garden of Animals Why stop now? Nonetheless, workers were told to thin out. The house was full of materials for almost completed jobs, with an end almost but not quite

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Joe Biden and Racial Demagoguery

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Joe Biden has had a long history of racist outbursts. Can we even remember them all? The “put y’all back in chains” insults to an audience of black professionals, his

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VDH UltraThis Angry Old House, Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson A Child’s Garden of Animals I remembered all the wisdom, once caricatured, of my high-school coaches, and their rah-rah Americana inspiration talks during wrestling and football practices. And I now followed it:

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Is Biden’s ‘Success’ Our Mess?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness If an administration deliberately wished to cause havoc on the border, to ensure fuel was nearly unaffordable, to create a crime wave, to spark 1970s hyperinflation, and to rekindle racial

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VDH UltraThis Angry Old House, Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson A Child’s Garden of Animals And then a trigger set things off. A Dish installer remarked the roof was “squishy.” I confirmed it was. Curious, I took a look into the attic.

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History and the Bible

In the first of many pre-recorded podcasts while Victor is away in Israel, co-host Jack Fowler reads off listener questions on religion and farming. Victor also gives details of his itinerary while he travels in Israel.

Russia, China and Other Global Players

Listen to Sami Winc and Victor Davis Hanson as they discuss and analyze recent events and policies in Ukraine, Taiwan, Cuba, Sweden and Finland.

The World in Revolution

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler as they talk about the Durham investigation, revolutions and revolutionaries, the Buffalo shooting, and diversity oaths in colleges and universities.

China, Baby Food, and Distractions

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler as they chew over China’s outlook, baby food shortages, Kevin McCarthy et al. and the Jan. 6 Commission, as well as John Leo’s passing, race and sex identities.

It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson discuss with cohost Sami Winc the conditions and prospects of our youth as they prepare to graduate, Boeing HQ leaving Chicago, the French elections, and the death of Norman Yoshio Mineta, RIP.

Means and Methods of the Left

Join us. Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc talk about the war in Ukraine, protestors of our Supreme Court justices, the exasperated Americans, and the failed “Women’s Health Protection Act.

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.

Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007, and the Bradley Prize in 2008, as well as the Edmund Burke Award (2018), William F. Buckley Prize (2015), the Claremont Institute’s Statesmanship Award (2006), and the Eric Breindel Award for opinion journalism (2002).