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The Classicist is the weekly podcast of Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, writer, farmer.
Tune in each week to hear VDH's unique perspective on the issues of the day.

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The Classicist is the weekly podcast of Victor Davis Hanson, scholar, writer, farmer.
Tune in each week to hear VDH's unique perspective on the issues of the day.

    The Trump Advantage

    The Trump Advantage

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

    • 18 min
    Iran: Contours of Conflict

    Iran: Contours of Conflict

    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.

    • 18 min
    A Trio of Tyrannies

    A Trio of Tyrannies

    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.

    • 18 min
    The Impeachment Farce

    The Impeachment Farce

    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.

    • 23 min
    Defending the Trump Doctrine

    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.

    • 15 min
    Turkey: Our Untenable Ally

    Turkey: Our Untenable Ally

    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.

    • 16 min

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