Victor Davis Hanson examines whether widespread American involvement in the Middle East still passes a meaningful cost-benefit analysis.

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Victor Davis Hanson makes his case for why Donald Trump is more likely to be reelected in 2020 than many critics imagine.

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Victor Davis Hanson analyses the recent escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran, grades the Trump Administration’s performance, and predicts what’s to come.

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Victor Davis Hanson argues that American pressure on China, Iran, and North Korea is pushing all three countries to a breaking point — which may make each of them more dangerous.

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Victor Davis Hanson describes how the impeachment proceedings by House Democrats — and the DOJ inspector general’s report — have exposed the weakness of the case against Donald Trump.

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Victor Davis Hanson explains the parameters of what he calls the Trump Doctrine — deterrence without intervention — explains how it deviates from the post-Cold War consensus, and argues for why it’s a reasonable approach to a changing international landscape.

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In the wake of the US drawdown in northern Syria, Victor Davis Hanson considers whether the U.S. alliance with Turkey — and the country’s membership in NATO — is worth the cost.

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One Hundred years after the Treaty of Versailles ended World War I, Victor Davis Hanson argues that the effects of the agreement are widely misunderstood. In this episode, we look at Versailles in the context of the wider war (and the wartime diplomacy of the era), examine the American role in World War I, parse the claim that the First World War was little more than a tragic mistake, and scrutinize claims that modern geopolitical tensions have parallels to those of 1914.

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On the 80th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Victor Davis Hanson reflects on how the short-lived German-Soviet treaty shaped the course of World War II — and what it revealed about the leadership styles of both Hitler and Stalin.

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Victor Davis Hanson explores the factors driving the social, economic, and political decline of California.

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Victor Davis Hanson explains why a change in circumstances since the Bush years necessitate a changed approach to the U.S. relationship with Iran.

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With a new wave of congressional progressives claiming America is insufficiently committed to social justice, Victor Davis Hanson defends the country’s history of progress — and explains why it was dependent on traditions of western civilization that the critics now denounce.

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Victor Davis Hanson examines the strategic calculations behind China’s economic, political, military, and cultural initiatives.

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Victor Davis Hanson chronicles the factors that have led to the decline of American higher education and considers the prospects for recovery.

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Victor Davis Hanson looks at the current debate over immigration and the border wall, arguing that illegal immigration from Latin America actually subverts the goal of a more diverse country.

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Victor Davis Hanson takes a historical lens to Donald Trump’s pledge to “Make America Great Again.” Have such things been done in the past? Have certain gifted leaders been able to arrest and even reverse nations in seemingly inexorable decline? Professor Hanson discusses the small group of leaders he believes met that mandate, and explains what they have in common.

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With the midterm elections underscoring the deep divides in American politics, Victor Davis Hanson gives his diagnosis of the factors driving political polarization.

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Victor Davis Hanson explores the modern history of the US relationship with China and Russia — and explains the lessons for present-day relations with Beijing and Moscow.

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Victor Davis Hanson looks at how identity politics, political correctness, socialist-leaning economic policy, and cultural elitism are combining to ruin the Democratic Party’s ability to appeal to the center.

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

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