Professor Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, sits down with Ben Weingarten, Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media, to discuss Prof. Hanson’s essay in the new book “Vox Populi: The Perils and Promises of Populism.” Prof. Hanson and Weingarten discuss a series of topics including the populism of President Donald Trump, what President Trump understood about the electorate that his opponents missed, the 2016 election’s significance in history and what it augurs for the world, the ramifications of the FBI and DOJ actions regarding President Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, where The Resistance leads and much more.

Read ‘Vox Populi’: tinyurl.com/yb8dum9a.

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Victor Davis Hanson discusses the damaging disclosure about Obama keeping tabs on the FBI Hillary Clinton email investigation, State Department unmasking, why Hillary’s and Obama’s hubris may be their own downfall and how this can very well be a Watergate or Iran-Contra type scandal. We go into the 2018 election and what the GOP needs to keep Congress, how English speaking immigrants on the farm voted for Trump and the DACA/illegal immigration debate. What did Victor have to say about ‘elites’ including George Will, Bret Stephens, and Bill Kristol? We conclude the hour with his thoughts on how to decentralize America’s and world governing bodies and bring them closer to the people they supposedly represent.

‘VDH’ is an American military historian, columnist, a former classics professor, and scholar of ancient warfare. He was a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno, and is currently a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution as well as a visiting professor at Hillsdale College. Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 by President George W. Bush. Unlike most everyone he writes about, Victor is also a farmer in central California. He is a widely read author of dozens of books, a frequent guest on multiple news programs, you can find his columns everywhere, including the National Review, Townhall, American Greatness. His most recent book is The Second World Wars – How the First Global Conflict was Fought and Won.

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This week, football, firings (real and alleged), and free trade. First up, the great Victor Davis Hanson, who’s National Review cover story is a balanced look at the pluses and minuses of Trump’s first year. After that, Philadelphia Eagles fan John Yoo (OK, he’s a law professor too) takes us through all the machinations, schemes, and strategies in the seemingly never-ending Mueller investigation. Take notes, this part of the podcast will be on the final exam.

Music from this week’s episode: You Gotta Be A Football Hero by Ben Bernie & All The Lads

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Victor Davis Hanson’s new book is “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.” Jay asks him a slew of questions, including: What caused the war? Was Hitler dumb to declare war on America? Was Japan dumb to attack America? How was FDR as wartime leader? And Truman? Were we right to drop the A-bomb(s)? Was Yalta a crime, committed by the West? Is the Holocaust separable from the war? Who are some unsung heroes of the conflict?

VDH knows the answers — backwards and forwards. An education and a pleasure.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club political podcast for October 24, 2017 it’s the We Know What We’re Getting Into edition of the podcast with your hosts, Hartford CT radio prince Todd Feinburg and nanophysics prince Mike Stopa. This week our special guest is Victor Davis Hanson!

We will discuss Victor’s new book: The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won. And we’ll also talk about presidential deportment in bereavement phone calls and the status of the NeverTrump movement…oops…maybe that’s un-PC!!!

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It’s relatively rare to put out a Ricochet Podcast with only one guest, but when that guest is Victor Davis Hanson, well that’s all you need. First, we do a deep dive on Victor’s new must-read book The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Wona definitive history of WWII. Then, a bit of talk about current events, including North Korea. Go get your thinking cap out of storage — you’ll need it for this show. 

Music from this week’s episode: It’s Been A Long Long Time – Bing Crosby with Les Paul

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Months ago, I said that if conservatives didn’t pass the crappy Trump-care bill, Trump would start making deals with Schumer and Pelosi. I got angry emails! Well, get ready to send some more because I’m going to tell you what happens next. Plus, the mighty Victor Davis Hanson joins me to discuss the left’s assault on history.

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Another busy week and to help us parse it, we enlist Ricochet Editor @jongabriel (not a member? Join Ricochet using the new ExJon leve1!) and guests Victor Davis Hanson and The Federalist’s Ben Domenech. We cover everything: the protests, the statues, and the firings. Listen!

Music from this week’s podcast: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by The Band (from The Last Waltz)

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for March 21, 2017, it’s the Victor Davis Hanson Interview edition of the show.

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Victor Davis Hanson joins the ​City Journal podcast to talk with Aaron Renn about the 2016 election, the divide between rural and urban America, and how a life-long New Yorker came to lead a movement of “deplorables” all the way to the White House.

Read Victor’s piece in the Winter 2017 Issue of City Journal, “Trump and the American Divide.”

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To mark this historical day, we’ve assembled a panel that we think reflects all sides of the new Trump administration — a mashup of the Ricochet Podcast and Need To Know with Charen and Nordlinger with a dash of Victor Davis Hanson thrown in for flavoring. It’s a bracing conversation that really gets into the weeds on the election and what may lie ahead.

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To mark this historical day, we’ve assembled a panel that we think reflects all sides of the new Trump administration — a mashup of the Ricochet Podcast and Need To Know with Charen and Nordlinger with a dash of Victor Davis Hanson thrown in for flavoring. It’s a bracing conversation that really gets into the weeds on the election and what may lie ahead.

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With the election just about upon us, (hooray!) we strive to bring both points of view to the candidate. Representing the #NeverTrump position we’ve got Wisconsin talk radio show host Charlie Sykes, who takes us through his reasons for opposing Trump. On the other side, it’s Victor Davis Hanson, who makes his case with his usual clarity and logic. Fair and balanced, that’s what we are. Also, the Al Smith dinner, the impact of Wikileaks, and a recap of last week’s meet up in Manhattan. Personal to Mr. Charles Berry of St. Louis, MO: a hearty and happy 90th birthday, sir, and thanks for all the great tunes. Many more of both, please.

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