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Victor Davis Hanson

Articles by Victor Davis Hanson

Illustration on Covid-19 by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Staying calm and rational will win the war against coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a vengeful enemy. It knows we have killed off or rendered impotent most of its fellow viruses. Its cousin, the flu, has not since 1918 translated its annual tactical wins into a strategic pandemic victory. Published March 11, 2020

South Korean army soldiers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the United States on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

What we don't know about the coronavirus is what scares us

The recent spread of the coronavirus is causing a global panic. Our shared terror arises not so much from the death toll of the new flu-like disease -- more than 3,000 people have died worldwide -- but from what we don't know about it. Published March 4, 2020

Illustration on trump versus Sanders by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Five strong arguments for Trump's reelection

The more Democrats have sought to abort the Trump presidency through impeachment, congressional investigations, lawsuits and sheer hysteria, the more Mr. Trump seems Teflon-like and his approval ratings go up. Published February 26, 2020

Trump's unorthodox methods on trade and foreign policy becoming the new norm

When candidate Donald Trump campaigned on calling China to account for its trade piracy, observers thought he was either crazy or dangerous. Conventional Washington wisdom had assumed that an ascendant Beijing was almost preordained to world hegemony. President Trump's tariffs and polarization of China were considered about the worst thing an American president could do. Published February 5, 2020

Illustration on Israeli security by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Israel and U.S. similar policy solutions have been a resounding success

Whether by accident or by deliberate osmosis, Israel and the United States have adopted similar solutions to their existential problems. Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel suffered hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from suicide bombers freely crossing from the West Bank and Gaza into Israel. Published January 22, 2020

Iran's options in all-out war with America are all bad

The United States would not have to invade Iran to end it as a modern state. A strike against the United States or its overseas military installations would result in a devastating response. Published January 8, 2020

Illustration on the press campaign against the president by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When the liberal media embraces unethical experts

At the very time Miss Maddow was reassuring viewers that Christopher Steele was believable, populist talk-radio and the much-criticized Fox News Channel were insisting that most of Mr. Steele's allegations simply could not be true. Miss Maddow was wrong. Her less-degreed critics proved to be right. Published January 1, 2020

Illustration on the Battle of the Bulge by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Recalling the Battle of the Bulge

Seventy-five years ago, at the Battle of the Bulge (fought from Dec. 16, 1944, to Jan. 25, 1945), the United States suffered more casualties than in any other battle in its history. Some 19,000 Americans were killed, 47,500 wounded and 23,000 reported missing. Published December 25, 2019

Illustration on former intelligence chiefs Brennan, Clapper, Comey and McCabe by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Brennan, Clapper, Comey and McCabe offer warped theories about Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have lots of things in common. They were deeply involved in the "Russian collusion" hoax. And they participated in the surveillance of the Trump campaign and transition. Published December 18, 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attends a health care event at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Is Trump the only adult in the room?

No president in modern memory has been on the receiving end of such overwhelmingly negative media coverage and a three-year effort to abort his presidency, beginning the day after his election. Published December 11, 2019

Texts between then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page could get a more complete examination soon. (Associated Press)

Corruption at the FBI, CIA and DOJ

The moral test of our Justice Department, the congressional opposition and the FBI was to give even an often unpopular president some semblance of a fair audit. Published December 4, 2019