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Defending the West … from the West

Defending the West … from the West

May 21, 2019

With a new wave of congressional  progressives claiming America is insufficiently committed to social justice, Victor Davis Hanson defends the country’s history of progress — and explains why it was dependent on traditions of western civilization that the critics now denounce.

Understanding Chinese Strategy

Understanding Chinese Strategy

May 16, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson examines the strategic calculations behind China’s economic, political, military, and cultural initiatives.

Can Higher Education be Saved?

Can Higher Education be Saved?

February 7, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson chronicles the factors that have led to the decline of American higher education and considers the prospects for recovery.

Immigration, Assimilation, and the Wall

Immigration, Assimilation, and the Wall

January 15, 2019
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the current debate over immigration and the border wall, arguing that illegal immigration from Latin America actually subverts the goal of a more diverse country.
Making Your Country (or Empire) Great Again

Making Your Country (or Empire) Great Again

December 14, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson takes a historical lens to Donald Trump’s pledge to “Make America Great Again.” Have such things been done in the past? Have certain gifted leaders been able to arrest and even reverse nations in seemingly inexorable decline? Professor Hanson discusses the small group of leaders he believes met that mandate, and explains what they have in common.

The Things that Divide Us

The Things that Divide Us

November 19, 2018

With the midterm elections underscoring the deep divides in American politics, Victor Davis Hanson gives his diagnosis of the factors driving political polarization. 

Russia, China, and the US

Russia, China, and the US

October 31, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson explores the modern history of the US relationship with China and Russia — and explains the lessons for present-day relations with Beijing and Moscow. 

Wolves in Wolves’ Clothing

Wolves in Wolves’ Clothing

October 26, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson looks at how identity politics, political correctness, socialist-leaning economic policy, and cultural elitism are combining to ruin the Democratic Party’s ability to appeal to the center.

The Divided States of America

The Divided States of America

August 28, 2018
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the political, cultural, and economic factors that are driving Americans towards mutual animosity.
The Future of NATO

The Future of NATO

August 21, 2018
Victor Davis Hanson tracks the historical trajectory of NATO — and explains the factors that threaten its future viability.