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Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won,” from Basic Books. You can reach him by e-mailing

Articles by Victor Davis Hanson

Republicans (GOP) Post-election Finger Pointing Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Let the Republicans’ election blame game begin?

Who or what was responsible for the Republican nationwide collapse in the midterms? After all, pundits, politicos and pollsters all predicted a "red tsunami." Published November 17, 2022

Mysteries of long COVID illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

The mysteries of long COVID

When the original strain of COVID-19 arrived in spring 2020, a pandemic soon swept the country. Published September 1, 2022

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks to journalists at the Omaha FBI office on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Wray addressed threats made to law enforcement after agents raided Mar-a-Lago residence. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Time to dissolve the FBI

The FBI is dissolving before our eyes into a rogue security service akin to those in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Published August 11, 2022

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Washington, Dec. 17, 2018. The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service has asked the Treasury Department’s inspector general to immediately review the circumstances surrounding intensive tax audits that targeted ex-FBI Director James Comey and ex-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Why we lost trust in the elite ‘experts’

For years, European policymakers had assured the world that the relatively rapid "transition" to "green" energy was the world's preordained future -- regardless of the costs. Published August 4, 2022

California's Tent State Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Gavin Newsom’s weird idea of ‘freedom’

In a run-up to what is likely to be a 2024 presidential bid, California Governor Gavin Newsom hit upon the bizarre idea of boasting in commercials that California is America's true "free" state. Published July 14, 2022

Democrats Cutting Joe Biden Loose Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why the left will cut Biden loose

Republican pundits and conservative activists are debating whether they can win in 2024 with the successful Trump agenda but without the controversial former President Donald Trump as their nominee. Published June 23, 2022

Biden Administration Dunces Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Biden’s Cabinet of dunces

As the nation sinks inexplicably into self-created crisis after crisis, debate rages whether President Biden is incompetent, mean-spirited or an ideologue who feels the country's mess is his success. Published May 30, 2022

Illustration on packing the Supreme Court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Leftists’ Supreme Court packing makes a return

Court-packing -- the attempt to enlarge the size of the Supreme Court for short-term political purposes -- used to be a dirty word in the history of American jurisprudence. Published May 5, 2022

Can Ukraine Win against Russia? Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Can Ukraine ever win?

Even a truncated Russian Federation has four times the pre-war population of Ukraine. It enjoys well over 10 times the Ukrainian gross domestic product. Russia covers almost 30 times Ukraine's area. Published April 7, 2022