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The Classicist is the weekly podcast of Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, writer, farmer. Tune in each week to hear VDH's unique perspective on the issues of the day.

The Classicist is the weekly podcast of Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, writer, farmer. Tune in each week to hear VDH's unique perspective on the issues of the day.

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History

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The Classicist is the weekly podcast of Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, writer, farmer. Tune in each week to hear VDH's unique perspective on the issues of the day.

Language:

English


Episodes

E228. VDH Q&A

5/27/2021
On this, the final episode of The Classicist Podcast, Victor Davis Hansons answers listener questions on everything from farming to war movies to which books he’s always wanted to write but never gotten around to. Tune in for a jam-packed episode featuring VDH like you’ve never heard him before. It has been an honor to carry this show since its inception 6 years ago, and we are sorry to see it go, but excited for Victor to explore news ways to get his thoughts out to a new audience. Victor...

Duration:01:16:41

E227. The Israelis, the Palestinians, and the Future of the Middle East

5/20/2021
Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the recent conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, how it reflects on the foreign policy of the Biden Administration, and what the consequences may be for the future of the Middle East.

Duration:00:36:54

E226. California, at Dusk

5/13/2021
Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the decline of California — and a few hopeful signs that it may not be permanent.

Duration:00:55:12

E225. What Killed Higher Education?

5/5/2021
Victor Davis Hanson explains how today’s campus radicalism is different to that of the 1960s, analyzes the factor that led to higher education’s decline, and provides a blueprint for what a more enlightened university might look like.

Duration:01:02:01

E224. The Woke Breaking Point

4/29/2021
Amidst woke ideology’s takeover of elite institutions, a hopeful sign is emerging: a counterrevolutionary backlash amongst the American people.

Duration:00:56:04

E223. How Much More Can America Take?

4/23/2021
Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the decay of America institutions — from politics and education to the military and law enforcement — and asks “at one point does America hit it’s breaking point”

Duration:01:06:00

E222. Will the Great Awokening Succeed?

4/14/2021
Victor Davis Hanson examines how ’The Great Awokening’ has morphed from a boutique obsession into a society-wide attack on meritocracy … and considers whether that is setting the state for a brutal backlash.

Duration:01:13:14

E221. Failures at Home, Dangers Abroad

4/7/2021
In a wide-ranging conversation that covers voting rights, COVID, Immigration, foreign policy, and debt, Victor Davis Hanson looks at the perilous consequences of the Biden Administration.

Duration:00:31:35

E220. Racism By Any Other Name

3/31/2021
Victor Davis Hanson examines the dramatic change in elite racial attitudes in recent years and issues a stern warning: there’s never been a bigger threat to America’s ability to hold together as a successful multiethnic society.

Duration:00:36:52

E219. Collision Course with China?

3/24/2021
In the wake of the Biden Administration’s diplomatic fiasco with Beijing, Victor Davis Hanson looks at the trajectory of Chinese ambitions, the elements necessary for America to face down the threat, and what the future may hold if the tensions boil over into conflict.

Duration:01:08:10

E218. Print the Legend

3/17/2021
Victor Davis Hanson looks at how many of the most important stories of the last several years — from the Russian collusion charges to the COVID epidemic to the Capital riot to the Biden Administration’s handling of immigration — have been distorted by progressives in government and media until the public can barely decipher the truth anymore.

Duration:00:59:54

E217. Post-Trump or Trump Redux?: The Future of the GOP

3/10/2021
Victor Davis Hanson considers the Republican Party’s future as it deals with the long shadow cast by the presidency of Donald Trump. Should the GOP embrace a Trump comeback? Or should it attempt to find a new standard-bearer who can blend the Trump agenda with a different sensibility? And what’s the one issue to which VDH thinks the GOP hasn’t paid nearly enough attention? Tune in to find out.

Duration:00:26:51

E216. War and Peace — From Thucydides to Joe Biden

3/3/2021
Victor Davis Hanson explores how military history can illuminate current foreign policy challenges, delineates which nations pose the greatest threats to the United States, explores the role that human rights should play in international affairs, looks at the changing shape of America’s alliances, and provides a reading list for future commanders-in-chief.

Duration:00:49:38

E215. Remembering Rush

2/17/2021
Victor Davis Hanson diagnoses the biggest challenges facing America in the years ahead, from debt to immigration to Chinese aggression — and pauses for a special remembrance of his friend Rush Limbaugh.

Duration:01:13:31

E214. The Lidless Eye: How Progressivism Conquered American Institutions

2/10/2021
In a sweeping new installment of The Classicist, Victor Davis Hanson looks at how the Left has moved from a countercultural movement in the 1960s to the commanding heights of American culture in the 2020s.

Duration:01:08:16

E213. Understanding Progressive Illiberalism

2/3/2021
Victor Davis Hanson examines how progressivism has captured American institutions: everything from higher education to high finance, from tech to sports. Along the way, he explains what progressives’ cultural ascendance has revealed about their ideology, predicts what it means for the Right, and analyzes whether a backlash is imminent.

Duration:00:55:40

E212. The 1776 Commission and the Relearning of American History

1/27/2021
Victor Davis Hanson explains the work of President Trump’s 1776 Commission (a body on which he served), describes the decline of history as an academic discipline, and explains why humility is an essential ingredient when judging figures from the past.

Duration:00:32:06

E211. The Unity Presidency Gets Divisive

1/21/2021
Victor Davis Hanson analyzes how Joe Biden’s early policy moves contrast with his campaign-trail rhetoric, reflects on the last days of Donald Trump, and explains how a fractured Republican Party can move forward.

Duration:01:02:01

E210. Trump Agonistes

1/15/2021
As the president spends his final days in office embattled, progressives in Congress, Silicon Valley, and the incoming administration seize on the opportunity to mount new offensives against the Right. Will conservative populism survive the onslaught? Victor Davis Hanson explores that question and others in the newest installment of The Classicist.

Duration:00:46:28

E209. An Exhausted Civilization

1/7/2021
Victor Davis Hanson examines the confluence of trends — a contempt for American history; the decline of the rule of law; the intellectual rot of the academy; the rise of ingratitude and cultural contempt — that are weakening the foundations of American society.

Duration:00:58:56