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VDH UltraThe Importance of Work and the Benefits of Honest Labor

Victor Davis Hanson Optimism Inc. The United States was founded on the idea of the inherent nobility of work. A nation of free, self-sufficient homesteaders believed their hard labor could ensure their prosperity, liberty and autonomy. Through our 233 years as a nation, the American national ethic, our various religions, even our popular culture stressed the character-building …

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Why Would Hispanics Drop the Left?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness A recent Wall Street Journal poll reported that if the 2022 midterms were held currently, some  37 percent of Hispanic/Latino voters would likely support the Republican candidate. An equal number polled support for the Democrats. Perhaps key is the 22 percent who remain “undecided” and thereby illustrate that the traditionally …

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Why Is the Left Worried Suddenly About the End of Democracy?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy’s future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals, media personalities, and politicians on the Left? Some are warning about its possible erosion in 2024. Others predict the democracy downturn as early 2022, with scary scenarios of “autocracy” and …

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Cracked Icons

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness With fits and starts, we are slowly returning to reality after four years of mass hysteria. Our media-deified, progressive icons are finally being exposed as the deceivers they always were. Jussieopath From the moment details emerged surrounding Jussie Smollett’s hate-crime hoax, any sane, non-woke person could have recognized he was …

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Woke Got What It Wanted — and Then What?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness The woke movement was giddy after January 20, 2021. The Left controlled both houses of Congress. Joe Biden was drafted as the necessary veneer of 1980s Democratic normality to ram through an otherwise hard Left agenda. All the major cultural, financial, economic, entertainment, and media institutions had played various roles …

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Misremembering Pearl Harbor

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Most Americans once were mostly in agreement about what happened on December 7, 1941, 80 years ago this year. But not so much now, given either the neglect of America’s past in the schools or woke revisionism at odds with the truth. The Pacific war that followed Pearl Harbor was …

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Week In Review

Click Here to access VDH’s “Week In Review.” Victor wrote two series for “VDH Ultra” content which are must reads, and we have two weeks of American Greatness included below. We hope you enjoy the podcasts as always – the most recent week’s episodes are linked in this newsletter. We missed two weeks and, of …

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C-SPAN In Depth December 5 with Victor Davis Hanson

Author and historian Victor Davis Hanson talks and takes calls about war, politics and citizenship in the United States. Mr. Hanson’s many books include “The Second World Wars,” “The Case for Trump,” and his latest “The Dying Citizen.” Program ID: 515783-1 Category: Call-In Format: Call-In Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States Will Air: Dec …

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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 s—hole of a city.” The multimillionaire actor Seth Rogen chastised Neistat for his anger.  Rogen claimed that a car’s contents …

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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 to begin a conversation and Victor Davis Hanson’s The Dying Citizen weaves a rich definition of citizenship into his discussion …

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