Skip to content

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

Trump choices illustration by The Washington Times

Trump faces critical choice about his political future

Donald Trump is nearing a crossroads. Those who allege that he has endangered the tradition of smooth presidential transitions by not conceding immediately after the media declared him the loser suffer amnesia. Published November 25, 2020

Changes to American life after COVID-19 pandemic become permanent? Illustration by The Washington Times

Will changes to American life after pandemic become permanent?

The coronavirus, widespread quarantines, an unprecedented self-induced recession, and unchecked rioting, looting and protesting -- all in a presidential election year -- are radically disrupting American habits and behavior. Published October 21, 2020

Joe Biden is a prisoner of his own paradoxes illustration by The Washington Times

Joe Biden is a candidate of contradictions

Joe Biden's handlers seem to assume that if he were to leave his basement and fully enter the fray, he could be capable of losing the election in moments of gaffes, lapses or prolonged silences. Published September 2, 2020

Illustration on Germany by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

America’s sort-of goodbye to Germany?

President Trump recently ordered a 12,000-troop reduction in American military personnel stationed in Germany. That leaves about 24,000 American soldiers still in the country. Published August 19, 2020

Our summer of cultural suicide illustration by The Washington Times

America’s summer of cultural suicide

Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit. Once elites became pampered and arrogant, they feel exempt from their ancestors' respect for moral and spiritual laws like thrift, moderation and transcendence. Published July 29, 2020