Tag: The Classicist Podcast

The Classicist Podcast, with Victor Davis Hanson: VDH on Town and Country

 

Perhaps it’s because we both live lives divided between rural and urban, but there are few topics that I enjoy hearing Professor Hanson wax eloquent on more than the growing chasm between American urbanites and their cousins in the country. That’s the subject of the newest episode of The Classicist — and Victor’s terrific new City Journal piece, “The Oldest Divide.” Come for the hard-hitting sociological observations, stay for VDH’s riff on the relative merits of The Marlboro Man and Pajama Boy. Listen in below or subscribe to The Classicist podcast through iTunes.

The Classicist Podcast, with Victor Davis Hanson: “2016 and the Race for the White House”

 

In the newest installment of The Classicist podcast, VDH takes us on a tour of the 2016 presidential race: How should we interpret Scott Walker’s departure? How plausible is a presidential candidate without electoral experience? What’s Victor’s cryptic message for Mike Huckabee? And why does Hillary Clinton have the Sage of the Central Valley quoting Nine Inch Nails lyrics? All that, plus perhaps the first in-depth analysis of the Jim Webb campaign that you’ve heard this cycle, can be heard below or when you subscribe to The Classicist via iTunes.

The Classicist Podcast, with Victor Davis Hanson: “9/11: Then and Now”

 

On a special installment of The Classicist podcast from the Hoover Institution, I lead VDH in a reflection on 9/11 and the 14 years that have passed in the interim. Why did America get blindsided in 2001? How have we managed to remain relatively safe over a decade-and-a-half where we’ve had two presidents with dramatically different approaches to foreign affairs? Is the threat from radical Islam more or less acute than it was in the aftermath of the attacks? All that and more below or when you subscribe to The Classicist via iTunes.

The Classicist Podcast, with Victor Davis Hanson: “Illegal Immigration and Sanctuary Cities”

 

In this installment of The Classicist podcast from the Hoover Institution, VDH uses the recent murder of Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco to discuss the issues faced by Californians dealing with illegal immigration, address whether ‘compassion’ ought to be the driving factor behind immigration policy, take issue with the idea that rates of criminal behavior are lower amongst those here illegally, explore the popular/elitist divide on the issue, and speculate on whether we’ve reached an inflection point in the public debate.

As ever, you can subscribe to The Classicist via iTunes or your favorite podcast app — or you can listen in below, right after the jump.