Submit Your Questions for VDH


Later this month we will be taping the first-ever audience Q & A episode of The Classicist podcast. Have a question that you’ve always wanted to put to Victor Davis Hanson? Ancient infantry tactics? Proper almond harvesting techniques? The future of the Republican Party? You’ll be hard-pressed to find a topic where he doesn’t have something insightful to say. Leave your question in the comments below and tune in later this month to see if your submission makes it to air.

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  1. James Hageman Moderator
    James Hageman

    Do you foresee the complete collapse of the West in the near future? And what would that collapse look liked, compared with the collapse of earlier civilizations?

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  2. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    I really got to come up with something good and obscure for this one.  

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  3. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    Ok.  I guess I will ask mine.  What do you think of David Stahels thesis that the Nazis were defeated in there actual invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 and broke themselves on the Russian Bear in the final days of that year, rather than were defeated at Stalingrad and bled white by Zhukhovs failed norther offensive as offered by Glantz.


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  4. Richard Easton Member
    Richard Easton

    I recently read that Democratic donors are to the left of the Democratic Party and Republican donors are to the left of the Republican Party. This seems true to me. A solid majority of voters want the borders controlled and immigration laws enforced, but President Trump faced significant opposition from his own party over building the wall. Is there a solution to this problem. The Chamber of Commerce appears to want cheap labor and does not care about the long-term implications for the country.

    On a lighter side, he may enjoy this. 

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  5. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller


    How much similarity do the French, Russian, or Venezuelan revolutions bear to the collapse of the Greek and Roman empires? 

    If American society collapsed, could China withstand the economic effects? Wouldn’t economies worldwide implode? Wouldn’t sudden disintegration of the world’s preeminent military power result in chaotic wars everywhere?

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  6. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine

    What question should I be asking you, Mr. Hanson?

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  7. davenr321 Coolidge

    Arrange the following movies based on actual events in order of how much worth there is in watching them, from most to least worthiness (“worthiness” as VDH defines it).

    Alexander Nevsky

    Kelly’s Heroes

    The Great Escape



    The Desert Fox

    They Died With Their Boots On

    The Royal Hunt of the Sun


    Paths of Glory


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  8. Stad Coolidge

    Is there any tipping point in California that would make you move away?

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  9. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens

    It very much feels we are in the last days of the Roman Republic. the political class grows rich, while their paid thugs attack the plebs. Do you forsee a series of Rome style civil wars?

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  10. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Another dry winter in the northern Sierra Nevada’s.  I assume it was the same in the south. Will farmers in the central valley have to pump from the aquafer? Of the water used to irrigate almond orchards, what percent of it returns to the aquafer and rivers?

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  11. Capt. Spaulding Member
    Capt. Spaulding

    Assuming that many of Prof. Hanson’s admirers here came to know him in the last six or seven years, I would like to take this moment to point them to a profound essay of his from 2012: “Remembering the Dead, From Selma.” (That’s Selma, Calif.)  It is highly personal in that it depicts his family life as a youngster and his first steps toward becoming a published writer, a path very nearly thwarted. I like to read this about once a year, if only for the sheer uplift it inspires. (I hope I inserted the link properly.)


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