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Modesty and Tragedy: How to Think about Coronavirus

Modesty and Tragedy: How to Think about Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson describes how uncertainty and intellectual modesty should shape our response to COVID-19.

Plagues, Ancient and Modern

Plagues, Ancient and Modern

March 19, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson looks at the impact of the COVID-19 virus on American life; explains why panic will eventually have to give way to cost-benefit analysis; describes what the illness might mean for many of America’s adversaries; and takes a look back at other mass contagions that have shaped history.

The Siren Song of Globalization

The Siren Song of Globalization

March 10, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson casts a critical eye on the excesses of transnationalism, arguing that globalization has turned out to be a raw deal for many Americans.

Peak Progressivism”

Peak Progressivism”

March 6, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson describes why progressive excesses will lead to an inevitable decline for the hard left.

Trump’s Unorthodox Orthodoxy

Trump’s Unorthodox Orthodoxy

February 25, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson looks at how Donald Trump has successfully upended conventional wisdom on China, the Middle East, and Europe.

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.