Strength and Deterrence

Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler examine the war in Ukraine, from the inspiring Ukrainian war effort to Volodymyr Zelensky’s record, Putin’s choices, and the Left’s agenda which is the antithesis of strength and deterrence.

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11 thoughts on “Strength and Deterrence”

  1. Hello Victor Davis Hanson,

    The activist Greta Thunberg is Swedish. Russian men have a different perspective then Western men about her in general? Putin is not a fan. Wish this war will stop and the nice civilians can farm and live free.
    Thank you,

  2. Carolee Wilson

    There is nothing more enjoyable than watching two people enjoy their work. Thanks for letting us laugh along with you.

  3. Poor Jack! I think he was shocked into incorrectness by the Eastern European tradition of total mobilization and the gendered pride slavic women take in full military participation. Since Attila, the daughters of the East Goths have known that those who don’t weild swords can still die upon them. It also provides an “Eowyn faces the Nazgul” spirit to the whole defense.

  4. Why more heavy weapons were not sent to Ukraine could have been due to a belief that Ukraine doesn’t have the forces on the ground to use that equipment and, given that, it would all end up in the hands of Russia.

  5. Listened to this twice… So many solid points and pointing out unintended consequences is so spot on and quite unbelievable but so true.

    Please remind Jack that there are a few words you just don’t use in radio… Flacid is one of them.

  6. Victor, I will think of you next time I visit Ikea. My great great grandmother came over from Sweden, so naturally my mom makes excellent Swedish pancakes. Recipe is 4 ingredients eggs, flour, butter and milk.

  7. When I first heard that Putin threatened Finland my first thought was that the Finns gave Stalin and the Red Army all they could handle in 1939-40. Today, the dictator is threatening everyone and it is NOT going to turn out the way he thought. My opinion is that his days are numbered.

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