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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

Illustration on the 2020 election by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Anger will decide the 2020 election

The angry and the demonstrating are loud and visible; their opponents are angry and quiet. The election will reveal not just who is more numerous -- but sadly also who is the angriest. Published June 24, 2020

This video framegrab image from MSNBC's Morning Joe, shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Friday, May 1, 2020. (MSNBC's Morning Joe via AP)

Joe Biden is now an albatross for the Democratic Party

Joe Biden is the apparent Democratic presidential nominee. After all, he had a seemingly insurmountable lead in delegates going into the rescheduled August convention in the postponed Democratic primary race. Published May 6, 2020

Illustration on the still dangerous post-pandemic world by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pandemic may burn out, but America faces a new, scarier world

The world was a dangerous place before -- and will be after -- the coronavirus pandemic. While Americans debate the proper ongoing response to the virus and argue over the infection's origins, nature and trajectory, they may have tuned out other, often just as scary, news. Published April 22, 2020

Reputation and COVID-19 Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Approaching COVID-19 gut-check time

Economists will likely urge him to restart the economy as fast as possible. Epidemiologists will warn of a second viral spike if millions go back to work. Mr. Trump will either be praised for saving the American economy or damned for dooming thousands. Published April 15, 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