Classicist

Classicist

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The Classicist is the weekly podcast of Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, writer, farmer.
The Divided States of America
Aug 28 • 20 min
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the political, cultural, and economic factors that are driving Americans towards mutual animosity.
The Future of NATO
Aug 21 • 18 min
Victor Davis Hanson tracks the historical trajectory of NATO — and explains the factors that threaten its future viability.
Modern Paradoxes
Jul 3 • 19 min
Victor Davis Hanson covers foreign policy and domestic affairs in a wide-ranging conversation about some of the most unexpected developments in world politics: from the seemingly inverse relationship between economic liberty and political freedom in China…
Immigration Rhetoric vs. Reality
Jul 2 • 24 min
Victor Davis Hanson responds to the rhetorical escalation over immigration policy, explains how political dynamics in Mexico are shaping the current migration influx, and reflects on what a sensible immigration policy would look like.
The Ideology of Illegal Immigration
Apr 19 • 20 min
Victor Davis Hanson describes the philosophical conceits employed by defenders of illegal immigration — and explains how they’re undermining American society. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 20:35)
Trump and the Gordian Knot
Apr 16 • 20 min
Victor Davis Hanson describes how President Trump’s unconventional approach to foreign policy has often proved to be more effective than the conventional wisdom proffered by the Washington establishment. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and…
The Price of Peace: A Conversation with Victor Davis Hanson and Peter Robinson
Mar 9 • 44 min
The Hoover Institution hosted a discussion and a preview of the new film The Price of Peace from Free to Choose Media. How do we prevent war? How do we maintain peace? These questions have been posed by nations and people throughout history. The insights…
Rethinking the Geography of Power
Feb 21 • 19 min
Victor Davis Hanson argues that the best way to upend insular elites is to relocate political institutions out of cosmopolitan settings. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 19:56)
The Case for the Trump Presidency
Feb 13 • 19 min
Victor Davis Hanson considers the accomplishments of the Trump Administration’s first year, looks at the president’s shortcomings, and assesses what’s next for both the Democratic opposition and Never Trump Republicans. Did you like the show? Please rate,…
Donald Trump, President NObama
Jan 26 • 24 min
Victor Davis Hanson describes how Donald Trump is systematically dismantling the legacy of the Obama Administration … and explains why it’s paying such rich dividends for the country. (Playing time: 24:32)
DACA, DREAMers, and Immigration
Jan 18 • 20 min
Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on efforts to protect children brought into the United States illegally, considers how a humane immigration policy can be reconciled with America’s national interests, and explains why paeans to diversity mask some of the…
Tribal America vs. E Pluribus Unum
Dec 18, 2017 • 20 min
Victor Davis Hanson explains how identity politics threatens to undue America’s standing as one of history’s few successful multi-ethnic societies. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (20:23)
Declining Character, Increasing Scandal
Dec 13, 2017 • 16 min
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the cultural factors that helped fuel — and conceal — widespread misconduct by powerful men in Hollywood and Washington. (Playing time: 16:35)
Remembering Pearl Harbor
Dec 7, 2017 • 50 min
Seventy-six years ago, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, America went to war. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover senior fellow and author of The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, discusses lessons learned from that…
Behind the Book: The Second World Wars
Nov 2, 2017 • 21 min
Victor Davis Hanson takes listeners on a behind-the-scenes look at his career, including his rise through academia, the decline of military history as a scholarly discipline, the importance of visiting battlefields, and why he felt compelled to write a…
The Second World Wars
Oct 30, 2017 • 21 min
Victor Davis Hanson gives listeners a guided tour of his new book, “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.” (Playing time: 21:04)
The Perils of ‘Virtual Virtue’
Oct 4, 2017 • 15 min
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the hobby horse issues of various identity politics groups—Black Lives Matter, LGBT advocates, modern feminists, and Hispanic activists—and explains how each of them are overlooking more dire threats facing their communities.…
The NFL in an Age of Activism
Sep 26, 2017 • 14 min
Victor Davis Hanson critiques the recent wave of national anthem protests in the NFL, explains why the league’s activism can’t be squared with the way it actually does business, and considers the importance of politics-free zones in American life.…
Dunkirk: Film vs. Fact
Aug 16, 2017 • 17 min
Victor Davis Hanson places the new film Dunkirk in its full historical context, explaining the events that preceded it, the scope of the challenges facing the British military, and the reason why German forces didn’t strike a killing blow despite Allied…
Understanding North Korea
Aug 8, 2017 • 13 min
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the the threat North Korea poses to the US and our Asian allies, explains how 30 years of bipartisan failures led us to this point, and describes the horrors that would accompany a war on the Korean Peninsula. (Playing time:…