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.

Ukrainian Paradoxes

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness One of the strangest things about the American response to Ukraine has been the willingness of the Left and the establishment Right to discount completely that the war is heading toward a rendezvous with ever-deadlier

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VDH UltraMy Late, Great Beautiful Neighborhood. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson I know the definition of Leftism is inconsistency—from Eco-Czar John Kerry’s carbon-spewing private jet to the climate change/rising seas, race-mongering Obamas housed in a gated, segregated, and seaside Martha’s Vineyard estate or

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Race Everywhere
Race Everywhere

Recently an unarmed 29-year-old African American, Tyre Nichols, was brutally beaten to death by five black Memphis police officers. They were charged with murder. All belonged to a special crime unit known as the Scorpions.

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VDH UltraOur Empire Rots at the Core. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Was San Francisco the crown jewel, the logical result of the progressive project, our inheritance from the politicking of Nancy Pelosi, Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer, and Diane Feinstein? Where now

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VDH UltraOur Empire Rots at the Core. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson While Britain was fighting for its empire in out-of-the-way places like Afghanistan (1839–42; 1878–80; 1919), the inner core of London was Dickensian—crime ridden and impoverished. I thought of Dickens’s Oliver Twist and

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Anarchy, American-Style

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness The 1960s revolution was both anarchic and nihilist. But it was waged against—not from—the establishment. Hippies and the Left either attacked institutions or, in Timothy Leary fashion, chose to “turn on, tune

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VDH UltraOur California Rain Forest

Victor Davis Hanson It has been snowing, raining, and flooding in California for nearly a month. So great is the deluge that our “climate scientists,” who warned us of a permanent drought and the end

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Things a Little Murky in Politics

In this episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler discuss Jill Biden’s influence, the attack on Paul Pelosi, Florida’s rejection of an African-American Studies AP exam, and how “over-classification” has become a new mantra since the Biden files discovery.

Politics in America

Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc talk about permanent Washington power, the problem of the FBI and other agencies, Adam Schiff’s complaints, the new Republican House, and Charles McGonigal‘s indictment for Russian collusion.

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).