Author, historian, and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson takes to the National Review airwaves for discussions of national politics, history, and more. He is joined by NR's vice president Jack Fowler for this weekly podcast.
The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Archives are available to NRPLUS subscribers at NationalReview.com.
No Umbrage Zone: The Left, Left Out
Victor discusses the fallout from the riots at the U.S. Capitol, the impact on the legacy of Donald Trump, the media’s relentless double standards, Joe Biden’s “healing” rhetoric, and the recall effort against California governor Gavin Newsom.
Georgia, No Peace I Find
Victor discusses the ramifications of the Georgia Senate special elections, just how horribilis was the annus 2020, the sneaky ways used by college administrators to suppress politically incorrect professors, the achievements of Devin Nunes, and wrestling far above your weight class.
Speak with Woked Tongue
Victor ends 2020 discussing the vocabulary of Wokespeak, America’s “Animal Farm” media and its post-election flipping of political good and bad, President Trump’s proclamation on the 850th anniversary of Saint Thomas Beckett’s martyrdom, Red China's global social-media propaganda campaign to promote lockdowns, and the effort by school progressives to ban Homer and other dead white male authors.
'Nemesis Is Holding on Line One'
Today Victor looks at Joe Biden, alleged Healer of the Nation, and also the man (and his enabling media) whose hubris have dates with comeuppance, plus Red China’s on-all-fronts efforts to weaken America, John Kerry’s looming Climate Czarship, the MSM’s strange lack of interest in spy/love ties of Congressman Erik Swalwell, and some reflections on youthful Christmases with BB guns under the tree.
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Left World
On today’s episode Victor discusses the root causes of the new mad Left, the “Hydroxy Effect” facing Joe Biden, the Hoover Institution’s Strategika journal and its new discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Red China, and the immigration/amnesty threat that a Biden administration may unleash on the American people and economy.
Hate Speech towards Free Speech
Victor discusses Joe Biden's brave new world; the disdain of free speech by America's journalists; fed-up small-business owners in California; the late Walter Williams; and on this, the 79th anniversary of America’s declaration of war against Japan, his thoughts on why the Empire believed it could defeat America and control the Pacific.
Dear Jack Fowler and Victor Davi Hansons,I'm a faithful listener to the podcast and pretty much anything Victor Davis has to say, but I'd like to make a recommendation regarding the audio quality of the podcast. Right now it seems as though VDH is speaking through a telephone and Jack Fowler is speaking into a laptop microphone. You could so easily upgrade the audio quality tenfold if you both just got a simple USB microphone (I prefer this one). There is almost no effort involved. If you have a windows 10 PC just plug it in, both of you record your own voice into the mic, and just mix the two tracks into an audio file which will have vastly better audio quality. Get one of your sons or nephews to do it if you can't manage it. Sometimes the quality is so bad I can't hear what is said!Big fan from here in the Netherlands, Amsterdam. keep up the good work.Jan J. Noordman