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Classicist

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Classicist
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The Classicist is the weekly podcast of Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, writer, farmer.

Latest Episodes

Versailles at 100

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.

23 MINSEP 4
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Versailles at 100

Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Pact That Shaped World War II

On the 80th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Victor Davis Hanson reflects on how the short-lived German-Soviet treaty shaped the course of World War II — and what it revealed about the leadership styles of both Hitler and Stalin.

31 MINAUG 28
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Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Pact That Shaped World War II

Third-World California

Victor Davis Hanson explores the factors driving the social, economic, and political decline of California.

25 MINJUL 31
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Third-World California

Thinking Strategically About Iran

Victor Davis Hanson explains why a change in circumstances since the Bush years necessitate a changed approach to the U.S. relationship with Iran.

15 MINJUL 25
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Thinking Strategically About Iran

Defending the West ... from the West

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.

21 MINMAY 22
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Defending the West ... from the West

Understanding Chinese Strategy

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

15 MINMAY 17
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Understanding Chinese Strategy

Can Higher Education be Saved?

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

19 MINFEB 8
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Can Higher Education be Saved?

Immigration, Assimilation, and the Wall

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.

22 MINJAN 16
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Immigration, Assimilation, and the Wall

Making Your Country (or Empire) Great Again

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.

20 MIN2018 DEC 15
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Making Your Country (or Empire) Great Again

The Things that Divide Us

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

23 MIN2018 NOV 19
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The Things that Divide Us

Latest Episodes

Versailles at 100

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.

23 MINSEP 4
Comments
Versailles at 100

Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Pact That Shaped World War II

On the 80th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Victor Davis Hanson reflects on how the short-lived German-Soviet treaty shaped the course of World War II — and what it revealed about the leadership styles of both Hitler and Stalin.

31 MINAUG 28
Comments
Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Pact That Shaped World War II

Third-World California

Victor Davis Hanson explores the factors driving the social, economic, and political decline of California.

25 MINJUL 31
Comments
Third-World California

Thinking Strategically About Iran

Victor Davis Hanson explains why a change in circumstances since the Bush years necessitate a changed approach to the U.S. relationship with Iran.

15 MINJUL 25
Comments
Thinking Strategically About Iran

Defending the West ... from the West

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.

21 MINMAY 22
Comments
Defending the West ... from the West

Understanding Chinese Strategy

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

15 MINMAY 17
Comments
Understanding Chinese Strategy

Can Higher Education be Saved?

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

19 MINFEB 8
Comments
Can Higher Education be Saved?

Immigration, Assimilation, and the Wall

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.

22 MINJAN 16
Comments
Immigration, Assimilation, and the Wall

Making Your Country (or Empire) Great Again

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.

20 MIN2018 DEC 15
Comments
Making Your Country (or Empire) Great Again

The Things that Divide Us

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

23 MIN2018 NOV 19
Comments
The Things that Divide Us