Rank #1: Immigration Rhetoric vs. Reality
Victor Davis Hanson responds to the rhetorical escalation over immigration policy, explains how political dynamics in Mexico are shaping the current migration influx, and reflects on what a sensible immigration policy would look like.
Jul 02 2018
Rank #2: Modern Paradoxes
Victor Davis Hanson covers foreign policy and domestic affairs in a wide-ranging conversation about some of the most unexpected developments in world politics: from the seemingly inverse relationship between economic liberty and political freedom in China to the diminishing influence of the Middle East to an America that seems to grow weaker as it grows more prosperous.
Jul 03 2018
Rank #3: American in Free Fall
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the factors that may predict an irreversible American decline.
Jul 05 2016
Rank #4: A Trio of Tyrannies
Dec 19 2019
Rank #5: A Cold Civil War?
Victor Davis Hanson examines the growing political and cultural rifts between Red and Blue America, looks at the historical precedents for such alienation, and provides recommendations for how Americans can once again learn to live with one another. (Playing time: 20:32)
Jun 21 2017
Rank #6: The Impeachment Farce
Dec 14 2019
Rank #7: Can Republicans Live with Trump?
Victor Davis Hanson considers a future in which it’s increasingly likely Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee.
Mar 04 2016
Rank #8: Defending the Trump Doctrine
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.
Nov 13 2019
Rank #9: The Future of Missile Defense
Victor Davis Hanson surveys the history of missile defense initiatives and considers how the technology will have to adapt to new national security threats.
Dec 01 2015
Rank #10: He, Claudius
Victor Davis Hanson traces the parallels between President Trump and the Roman emperor Claudius, explaining what the former can learn from the latter. (Playing time: 18:56)
Jun 15 2017
Rank #11: The Age of Mass Hysteria
Victor Davis Hanson examines how social media and the growing influence of political correctness have led to a society in a perpetual state of outrage.
Jul 09 2015
Rank #12: The Iraq War: A Refresher Course
Victor Davis Hanson separates myth from fact in an in-depth discussion of the second Gulf War.
Mar 12 2016
Rank #13: Obama’s Iranian Debacle
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the political dynamics surrounding congressional approval of the Iran deal and analyzes President Obama’s increasingly desperate defense of the pact.
Aug 21 2015
Rank #14: Can Higher Education be Saved?
Victor Davis Hanson chronicles the factors that have led to the decline of American higher education and considers the prospects for recovery.
Feb 07 2019
Rank #15: The Myth of Progress
Victor Davis Hanson describes how progressive clichés like “settled science” and “the right side of history” distort political thought.
May 21 2016
Rank #16: The 2016 Presidential Election And The Possibilities For the United States
Victor Davis Hanson talks about the just concluded 2016 presidential election and its implications for the future.
Nov 16 2016
Rank #17: The Forgotten Virtues of Physical Labor
In an era of technology and automation, does tough physical work still matter? Victor Davis Hanson says the answer is yes -- and that, in fact, we have an innate desire to do work with our own two hands. Listen as he explores the cultural, intellectual, and psychological reasons that we should be wary of a future that promises the end of manual labor. (Playing time: 15:40)
Jul 21 2017
Rank #18: The Divided States of America
Aug 28 2018
Rank #19: The Progressive Ten Commandments
Victor Davis Hanson looks at the disjuncture between the values progressives claim to hold and the way they actually lead their lives.
Oct 20 2015
Rank #20: Third-World California
Victor Davis Hanson explores the factors driving the social, economic, and political decline of California.
Jul 30 2019