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History and the Tragic Hero

History and the Tragic Hero

November 19, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson explains the concept of the “tragic hero” — a figure both uniquely suited to address the issues of his time but destined to be reviled — and explains why the label may apply to Donald Trump.

The Election and its Aftermath

The Election and its Aftermath

November 9, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson looks at Donald Trump’s transformation of the Republican Party, the shifting of the conservative coalition, the implications of sharply divided federal government, and the foreign policy challenges ahead.

Trump and the Future of the GOP

Trump and the Future of the GOP

November 3, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson describes the transformative effect Donald Trump has had on the Republican Party — and explains how it will shape the party in the years to come, regardless of the outcome of the 2020 election.

One Last Debate

One Last Debate

October 23, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson examines the strategic mistakes made by President Trump in the first debate, gives pre-debate pointers on how the candidates should handle their final confrontation, and considers whether presidential debates have outlived their usefulness.

A Debate Like No Other

A Debate Like No Other

October 1, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, explains why Biden’s positions have become hard to pin down for the first time in nearly 50 years, and looks at what the differences between the candidates might mean for the future of American foreign policy.

The Embers of California

The Embers of California

September 23, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson describes the myriad dysfunctions besetting state government in California, a state once known as a national pacesetter.

Descent into Tribalism

Descent into Tribalism

September 15, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson explains how the social unrest unleashed in 2020 threatens urban decline, increasing political animosity, and the erosion of Americans’ common identity.

World War II at 75

World War II at 75

August 21, 2020

On the 75th anniversary of World War II’s conclusion, Victor Davis Hanson looks at how the war continues to shape international affairs, and points listeners towards some of the war’s underappreciated figures.

Trump’s Jacksonian Realism

Trump’s Jacksonian Realism

August 1, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson explains the philosophical underpinnings of the Trump Administration’s foreign policy — and explains how it’s affected America’s relationships with China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea.

Woke Privilege

Woke Privilege

July 22, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson describes how professional athletes and franchise owners have embraced the language of revolution while getting rich off of the status quo.

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