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In Defense of Farmers

In Defense of Farmers

February 19, 2020
Victor Davis Hanson uses Mike Bloomberg’s dismissive remarks about farmers to defend the virtues of agrarian life, explain the urban-rural divide, and examine how politics influences life on the farm.
Israel and America: Parallel Success Stories

Israel and America: Parallel Success Stories

February 11, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson looks at how Israel under Benjamin Netanyahu and the U.S. under Donald Trump have employed similar approaches to cultivating prosperity at home and security abroad.

Time to Leave the Middle East?

Time to Leave the Middle East?

February 4, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson examines whether widespread American involvement in the Middle East still passes a meaningful cost-benefit analysis.

The Trump Advantage

The Trump Advantage

January 21, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson makes his case for why Donald Trump is more likely to be reelected in 2020 than many critics imagine.

Iran: Contours of Conflict

Iran: Contours of Conflict

January 15, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson analyses the recent escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran, grades the Trump Administration’s performance, and predicts what’s to come.

A Trio of Tyrannies

A Trio of Tyrannies

December 19, 2019
Victor Davis Hanson argues that American pressure on China, Iran, and North Korea is pushing all three countries to a breaking point — which may make each of them more dangerous.
The Impeachment Farce

The Impeachment Farce

December 14, 2019
Victor Davis Hanson describes how the impeachment proceedings by House Democrats — and the DOJ inspector general’s report — have exposed the weakness of the case against Donald Trump.
Defending the Trump Doctrine

Defending the Trump Doctrine

November 13, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson explains the parameters of what he calls the Trump Doctrine — deterrence without intervention — explains how it deviates from the post-Cold War consensus, and argues for why it’s a reasonable approach to a changing international landscape.

Turkey: Our Untenable Ally

Turkey: Our Untenable Ally

November 7, 2019

In the wake of the US drawdown in northern Syria, Victor Davis Hanson considers whether the U.S. alliance with Turkey — and the country’s membership in NATO — is worth the cost.

Versailles at 100

Versailles at 100

September 3, 2019

One Hundred years after the Treaty of Versailles ended World War I, Victor Davis Hanson argues that the effects of the agreement are widely misunderstood. In this episode, we look at Versailles in the context of the wider war (and the wartime diplomacy of the era), examine the American role in World War I, parse the claim that the First World War was little more than a tragic mistake, and scrutinize claims that modern geopolitical tensions have parallels to those of 1914.