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

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The Divided States of America

August 28th, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson looks at the political, cultural, and economic factors that are driving Americans towards mutual animosity.

The Future of NATO

August 21st, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson tracks the historical trajectory of NATO — and explains the factors that threaten its future viability.

Modern Paradoxes

July 3rd, 2018


Victor Davis Hanson covers foreign policy and domestic affairs in a wide-ranging conversation about some of the most unexpected developments in world …

Immigration Rhetoric vs. Reality

July 2nd, 2018


Victor Davis Hanson responds to the rhetorical escalation over immigration policy, explains how political dynamics in Mexico are shaping the current …

The Ideology of Illegal Immigration

April 19th, 2018


Victor Davis Hanson describes the philosophical conceits employed by defenders of illegal immigration — and explains how they’re undermining American society. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! …

Trump and the Gordian Knot

April 16th, 2018


Victor Davis Hanson describes how President Trump’s unconventional approach to foreign policy has often proved to be more effective than the …

The Price of Peace: A Conversation with Victor Davis Hanson and Peter Robinson

March 10th, 2018


The Hoover Institution hosted a discussion and a preview of the new film The Price of Peace from Free to Choose Media. How do we prevent war? How do we maintain peace? These questions have been posed by nations and …

Rethinking the Geography of Power

February 21st, 2018


Victor Davis Hanson argues that the best way to upend insular elites is to relocate political institutions out of cosmopolitan settings. Did you like …

The Case for the Trump Presidency

February 13th, 2018


Victor Davis Hanson considers the accomplishments of the Trump Administration's first year, looks at the president's shortcomings, and assesses what's next for both the Democratic opposition and Never Trump Republicans. …

Donald Trump, President NObama

January 27th, 2018


Victor Davis Hanson describes how Donald Trump is systematically dismantling the legacy of the Obama Administration ... and explains why it's paying such rich dividends for the country. (Playing time: 24:32)

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