Victor Davis Hanson's The Classicist show

Victor Davis Hanson's The Classicist

Summary: 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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 E228. VDH Q&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:28

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 […]

 E227. The Israelis, the Palestinians, and the Future of the Middle East | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:14

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.

 E226. California, at Dusk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:53

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

 E225. What Killed Higher Education? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:25

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.

 E224. The Woke Breaking Point | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:19

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

 E223. How Much More Can America Take? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:01

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”

 E222. Will the Great Awokening Succeed? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:25

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.

 E221. Failures at Home, Dangers Abroad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:26

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.

 E220. Racism By Any Other Name | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:21

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.

 E219. Collision Course with China? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:41

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.

 E218. Print the Legend | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:55

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 […]

 E217. Post-Trump or Trump Redux?: The Future of the GOP | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:13

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 […]

 E216. War and Peace — From Thucydides to Joe Biden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:08

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.

 E215. Remembering Rush | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:37

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.

 E214. The Lidless Eye: How Progressivism Conquered American Institutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:26

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.


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