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Victor Davis Hanson Show

The Walls of Constantinople and How the Impenetrable Become Penetrable

In this weekend episode, Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Sami Winc talk about Constantinople’s fall in 1453 and more current news: Russian boats off the Florida coast, Pelosi’s extreme rhetoric, Mexico’s president now willing to help with hordes at the border, and lies about Israeli hostage rescue. Share This

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Are We the Byzantines?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness When Constantinople finally fell to the Ottomans on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, the Byzantine Empire and its capital had survived for 1,000 years beyond the fall of the Western Empire at Rome. Always outnumbered in a sea of enemies, the Byzantines’ survival had depended on its realist diplomacy of dividing its enemies, …

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