Ancient History

Victor Davis Hanson Show

An Interview with Classicist and Military Historian Barry Strauss

Victor Davis Hanson and Barry Strauss discuss his recent book, The War That Made the Roman Empire, and his friendship and experiences with Victor as classicists and military historians. Don’t miss them on the Roman Empire, reshaping the West, and his fascinating thesis. Share This

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The World of the Coliseum

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  I woke up one morning not long ago, and noticed that the world that I was born into no longer exists. It was as if I had once lived in Republican Italy, took a nap, and awoke to the Roman Empire, AD 200. Latifundia Let me explain. All the …

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Revolutionary Tribunals

Our courts have too often become expressions of the popular will. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online In ancient Athens, popular courts of paid jurors helped institutionalize fairness. If a troublemaker like Socrates was thought to be a danger to the popular will, then he was put on trial for inane charges like “corrupting …

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The Stagnant Mediterranean

Socialism and Islamism don’t foster a climate of economic growth and security. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online From the heights of Gibraltar you can see Africa about nine miles away to the south — and gaze eastward on the seemingly endless Mediterranean, which stretches 2,400 miles to Asia.  Share This

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Why Read Old Books?

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media We all know the usual reasons why we are prodded to read the classics — moving characters, seminal ideas, blueprints of our culture, and paradigms of sterling prose and poetry. Then we nod and snooze. Share This

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The Ancient World As It Was

by Cody Carlson The Deseret News Review of The End of Sparta by Victor Davis Hanson, Bloomsbury Press, 2011 Share This

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Excerpts: The End of Sparta

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The End of Sparta [2] comes out today. Now and then I will post excerpts from the novel. Share This

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Why Does the Good Life End?

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media A Look Back People just don’t disappear. Look at Germany in 1946 or Athenians in 339 B.C. Share This

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The California Corridor: Some Lessons on Government Largesse From the New Frontier

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The Great Warpath This summer it has been a softer, modern version of living in a cabin on the Great Warpath circa 1740 near Albany or Montreal (in this regard, take a look at Eliot Cohen’s new book Conquered into Liberty on the origins of the American way of war), readying …

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Do We Need Politicians Who Are Smart or Virtuous?

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society “The president isn’t very bright,” Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal, an assessment that raises an important question: Is “intelligence” necessary in a president? Share This

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