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The Coming COVID-19 Inflection Point

The Coming COVID-19 Inflection Point

April 16, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson responds to a media outcry over one of his recent columns, looks at Chinese culpability for the spread of COVID-19, and describes the factors that will be necessary for America to get back on its feet.

Pandemic and the Fog of War

Pandemic and the Fog of War

April 9, 2020
Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the difficulties public officials face in addressing the coronavirus, considers the controversy around the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and addresses the media’s attempt to draw an equivalence between the United States and China.
From Selma to Shanghai: Coronavirus Around the Globe

From Selma to Shanghai: Coronavirus Around the Globe

April 2, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson considers the coronavirus’s effects on California, the United States, and America’s enemies abroad.

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.

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