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.

Blogs
Third Worldizing America

Victor Davis HansonAmerican Greatness In a recent online exchange, the YouTuber Casey Neistat posted his fury after his car was broken into and the contents stolen. Los Angeles, he railed, was turning into a “3rd-world

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VDH UltraLearning from Months of Chaos. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Fuel. A year ago, gas and heating fuels were cheap. They now have gone up on average 60 percent, far higher in places like California. Biden, after cancelling pipelines, putting

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A Writer Like No Other: The Dying Citizen

Terry Scambray American Thinker The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America, by Victor Davis Hanson.  Basic Books, 2021. 346 pp. Defining terms is always a good place

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VDH UltraLearning from Months of Chaos. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet We have suffered an unfortunate ten months under Joe Biden, but also received a bitter and valuable reminder of the leftwing gods who failed. Here are some lessons Biden has

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A Tale of Two Cities: Kenosha v. Waukesha

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Both Wisconsin towns, Kenosha, and Waukesha, about 50 miles apart by car, were the recent sites of multiple deaths. The violence in both made national news. Yet in contradictory ways

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VDH UltraThe Real Fascism: Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson Historian’s Corner Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama at various times have called for either junking the 233-year-old Electoral College, the 180-year-old filibuster, the 60-year-old 50-state union, the 150-year-old nine-justice Supreme

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Podcasts

The Classicist: Now What?

Victor Davis Hanson with cohost Jack Fowler discusses Putin’s Russia and losing deterrence, criminals targeting the stores of the wealthy, 2022 election predictions, and why citizens are leaving Blue states for Red.

The Traditionalist: Looking for Straight Talk

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler as they talk over the new COVID strain, Black Friday, China’s image and power, Black Tuesday in Greece, the non-citizen voters, and Joe Biden’s Thanksgiving on Nantucket.

A Pageant To a Soldier’s Training

We are all thankful for our soldiers-at-arms. Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc examine Cortez’s defeat of the Aztecs and the 2012 Benghazi attack on 911 — captivating tales of skill, duty and solidarity.

Kenosha v. Waukesha

Victor Davis Hanson compares the Darrell Brooks incident in Waukesha and the Kyle Rittenhouse incident in Kenosha, two towns 60 miles apart. His cohost Sami Winc wonders if American citizens are turning away from the strange binary culture created by the Left.

The Classicist: Enlightened, Humane, Tolerant — Who Cares?

Victor Davis Hanson talks with cohost Jack Fowler about the Left’s projectionist bent, the new racism on the the Left, the penury of academic research, and sketchy Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill. There is a light: Leprechauns and Thanksgiving on the farm.

The Traditionalist: A Reckoning Is Coming

Listen in as Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss the Rittenhouse verdict in depth, the Left’s overreach, COVID truths, and the political polls that show increasingly citizens dislike the Left agenda.

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).