Linguistic McCarthyism

By Victor Davis Hanson National Review Most Americans recoil from the statue-smashers and name-changers. ‘The Bard,” William Shakespeare, had a healthy distrust of the sort of mob hysteria typified by our current epidemics of statue-busting and name-changing. In Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar — a story adopted from Plutarch’s Parallel Lives — a frenzied Roman mob, …

Linguistic McCarthyism Read More »

Share This

Why is Everyone Suddenly Quoting Thucydides? By Victor Davis Hanson| American Greatness Currently, the historian Thucydides is the object of debate among those within the Trump Administration and its critics, who, like scholars of the last three millennia, focus on lots of differing Thucydidean personas. Did Thucydides warn in deterministic fashion about ascendant powers like …

Read More »

Share This

The Great Regression

Today, it seems that Orwell’s 1984 would better have been titled 2016. By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Technical progress is often associated with moral and political regress, a theme as ancient as Hesiod’s seventh-century b.c. poem Works and Days. In 200 b.c., not a male could vote freely in Hellenistic Greece, but …

The Great Regression Read More »

Share This

‘Duty,’ and the Taint of the Tell-All

Robert Gates’s insider memoir is the latest in a dishonorable genre. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  For all the hysteria over former defense secretary Robert Gates’s new insider memoir of his tenure during the Bush and Obama administrations, the disclosures are more breaches of trust than earth-shattering revelations. Much of Duty: Memoirs of a …

‘Duty,’ and the Taint of the Tell-All Read More »

Share This

The Launch of the Freedom Academy

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Today launches the Freedom Academy®, a project some 18 months in the making. In the present age, we need a meeting place where people can rediscover what freedom entails and appreciate the origins and role of liberty. The majority of Americans yearn for a rebirth of these values that have …

The Launch of the Freedom Academy Read More »

Share This

‘Uncommon Knowledge:’ Victor Davis Hanson

Military historian Victor Davis Hanson discusses his latest book “The Savior Generals” with Peter Robinson. Hanson identifies the shared characteristics of generals throughout history who saved wars deemed “lost.” “Uncommon Knowledge” is produced by the Hoover Institution. Share This

Share This

Same old warfare?

by Victor Davis Hanson // TLS A Review of three books: Saltpeter: The mother of gunpowder by David Cressy (Oxford University Press, 237pp) Napalm by Robert M. Neer (Belknap Press, 310pp) Warrior Geeks: How twenty-first-century technology is changing the way we fight and think about war by Christopher Coker (US: Columbia University Press, 330pp) Share This

Share This

C-Span: After Words with Victor Davis Hanson

VDH talks about his new book, The Savior Generals: How Five Commanders Saved Wars that Were Lost – From Ancient Greece to Iraq with Kim Kagan, president and founder of the Institute for the Study of War Share This

Share This