VDH is able to marry the matters of the mind with the practicality of actually living in an imperfect works of you yearn for traditional allies used in explaining this crazy world then this is the man to listen to when he speaks
VDH is the kind of person who I imagine our founding fathers to have been. He has a rare combination of practical and intellectual knowledge that sadly, is no longer the norm in our society. We seem to have cultivated a class of intellectuals with no real world experience who then go on to govern in total ignorance, and a second class of workers who are so highly specialized that they seem to have relegated politics to those who are supposed to be as specialized as they are. We are now discovering that the so called political experts have exported our wealth while importing a permanent underclass while we were busy chasing the American dream! Can we stop the destruction in time? VDH gives me hope as well as a much needed perspective!
Dr Hanson has an amazing ability to put modern day events into an historical perspective, and make it alive on a personal level. He brings forward basic facts and examines events based on these facts and the arc of history. Honest, easy-going, knowledgeable. Excellent podcast.
Always desperately seeking VDH.
I enjoy reading everything I can that Dr. Hanson writes. His podcast is a must listen too as it is informative and concise. My only complaint is it is not weekly podcast but it is worth the wait for every single podcast.
As always AMERICAS foremost intellectual brings historical context to our post modern American experience with profound insight clear rhetoric and precise commentary -Thank G-d we have Profesor Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson is 1 of the best thinkers alive today. The many is thoughtful, logical, truthful, articulate & unafraid & America needs more of him.As intellectuals go, VDH obviously has a bent, but, itâs for us & him.He isnât accepted in the Manhattan cocktail parties & doesnât have a verified on Twitter, that tells you all you need to know.Love VDH. God Bless Americaðºð¸
VDH provides terrific perspective on todayâs events and trends. His comments are unvarnished with tremendous analogies. I particularly like his comparison of Trump to the outlaw sheriff that some towns desperately need, but no one wants to befriend.
VDH of The Classicist Podcast has a knowledge of history that seems limitless. His sheer genius, impeccable credentials and unique life experience as a lifelong farmer at the top of American intellectual thought make him the greatest historian of our time. If you only read or listen to one intellectual or cultural/political commentator the logical choice is Dr. Victor Davis Hanson.
Love the show! Can Victor Davis Hanson talk into the mike a little louder? I canât ever hear him that clearly. I listen to your show on a city bus in Chicago and itâs really difficult to hear him a lot of the time and Iâm in my twenties....
Professor Hanson clears all the noise and clutter of what ever issue he discusses. Happily for me it is of the conservative tilt. I could listen to him all day. As Dickens said through Oliver Twist âPlease sir, I want some more.â
I just wish VDH would puhleeze write more podcasts. Each one a shiny object to be turned over and studied again and again.
I wish that the majority of democrats in the state legislature had one tenth of his common sense. I fear that itâs due too the use of alcohol,drugs,and medical marijuana usage. I donât think itâll get any better in the state till they start doing random drug testing like is done in my profession. I love listening to this guy. Wish it was a daily show
And thoughtful commentator on current events. I recommend this podcasts to my nephews, nieces and college students who desire more depth than a tweet.
Moderators volume is different from Victorâs. Noises in the background. Almost unlistenable. Buy this poor man a decent microphone!From silicone valley, no excuse for this.
Another in-depth presentation of what is happening in our USA Society today. There is a self serving attitude that the ends justify the means on the left. Many institutions have been corrupted; Media, Constitutional Government, FBI, DOJ, CIA, Immigration. Even Religious Institutions have been corrupted by the rotten immoral behavior of the left. The average law abiding US Citizen wanting to do good is under constant attack. Victor always brings a perspective that helps me understand these evil forces.
I've listened to this podcast for six or seven months, and am disappointed. The degree to which VDH will act as an apologist for Trump is startling; I find his monologues only marginally less myopic in their themes of "Republicans good, Democrats bad" than Fox News. VDH cherry-picks his facts to fit his worldview, and builds entire arguments on the foundations of these falsehoods. Itâs disappointing that he goes to such great lengths to find fault in the Obama administration (almost two years after Obama left office) and virtue in that of Trump. I much prefer the intelligent arguments found in conservative thought podcasts such as The Federalist, The Editors, and The Daily Standard. VDH is less conservative and more Party of Trump loyalist, which again, I get enough of on Fox.
Content is great but sound engineering leaves a lot to be desired. VDH has a soft voice and it needs to be amplified
Victor Davis Hanson is knowledgeable in many areas.
Throughout history, during eras of great social struggle, God raises up guiding lights, men of exceptional insight and wisdom, to remind us of the truth. We live in such an era now. Where virtue is regarded as vice, and vice - virtue. Where the left disdains all laws, written or otherwise, and the sense real government is being shredded, as the liberals labor to undermine our constitutional rights even as we are inundated with tens of millions of foreign born. Yeah, thatâs where Victor Hansen steps in - Logically Making sense of the chaos. Adroitly exposing the truth of how things, âreally areâ Without hysteria and drama. Matter of factly.So, heâs good to go. One of the two guiding lights of our times, Victor Hansen and Jordan Peterson. You canât go wrong listening to either....
Professor Hanson bridges the gap between the rural soil and the ivory tower.
I was hoping for true conservative-minded conversations, and factual analysis, and after listening to several episodes I feel comfortable in saying this podcast is weak on facts and full of the regular racial drivel youâd come to expect from any other random âconservativeâ video on YouTube or random podcasts these days. You can check for yourself by googling many falsified âfactsâ he throws out, such as the claim that the FISA court was mislead by those seeking a FISA warrant, verification of the fact is an easy google search away. Youâd be better served by shows truly concerned with conservative principals like the Jamie Weinstein show, âExcursions into libertarian thought,â anything by the Cato institute really, instead of mulling over the everyday social fights almost aimlessly fought by everybody, unless thatâs what youâre into. But having factual information is imperative for knowing whatâs really going on, and truly strengthening the conservative movement, and thereby strengthening America.
Always worth listening to, as VDH provides his unadulterated point of view. He's thoughtful and punctuates his points with concrete examples from his everyday life. Sure, I agree with his core politics, but I always learn something from the podcast. He states directly what the more political man might dance around, which is refreshing and helpful.
Great topical thoughts and observations from an accomplished historian and truth seeker whose life experiences provide a grounded and honest perspective.
Victor is spot on. I am a valley resident, and his analysis couldn't be more correct.
Thank you for a factual intellectual discussion.
Trenchant and erudite. Where the hell else do you find that these days? Only here, with VDH. It helps that Prof. Hanson has someone of Troy Senik's caliber to facilitate the dialog. No one who claims to be conservative should miss a single podcast in this series. My only complaint is there are not several episodes per week instead of several per month.
OMG I wish this was on more often, SO wonderful!!!!
I find Dr Hanson wise and well balanced. Much appreciated.
VDH is the BHL of the USA. Brilliant!
Unfortunately the episodes I listened to all billed themselves as being an honest debate on their respective topics. What was actually discussed, however, were largely opinions backed up by partial truths and misdirections with a healthy dose of NIMBYisms.
Why do you bring to the top a two year old review one of the few negative reviews of VDH without referencing a SINGLE positive review. Can we have less stifling of conservative thought please?
An oasis of quiet, reasoned analysis. No âhair on fireâ screaming or drama: Just good solid analysis.
Hard to decide if I like his deep thinking and ideas (so much to be learned beyond anything culture puts out) more than his biting, yet monotone and reasoned humor. I always learn something, and laugh at his intellectual digs of the left
Victor Davis Hanson has a talent for explaining ideas. I never miss an episode.
Enjoy some rational ideas.
I haven't heard of VDH until a few months ago until watching his speeches on YouTube. The man gives an excellent perspective on today's political climate based on his extensive knowledge of classical literature. It's true that more things change the more things stay the same. While I don't agree with everything he says, especially his views on foreign policy, he still gives a refreshing point of view that even challenges my beliefs and perceptions. Please make more of these. Your voice is needed.
I enjoy the content and the viewpoints expressed. However, the audio is less than desirable, the volume of the speakers increases and decreases sporadically. Please correct this problem.
I could read read Dr. Hanson's essays all day but I can't as easily refer friends to them. The podcast is the supply line to most of my busy friends. So we wait an uncertain length of time, three weeks in this case only to get a live broadcast where every eighth word is inaudible. I'm used to hanging onto Dr. Hanson's every word but this redefined the experience. I would never want to question or alter your process (though that is exactly what the subject of this message is), but I sure would like some more spoken word to listen to and digest with friends at leisure.And thank you for sharing the dog/ex-con-neighbor story. A situation that would not have been taken lightly by the thoughtful Hanson. It intimately resounds the difficult decisions that await today's global neighbors. Just a Frezneck in Denver, Ricardo
Thankfully the Classicist comes out semi-regularly, or those in the know would be suffering withdrawals accross the nation. Prof. Hanson's tireless advocacy for a American interests that our political elites disparage, and would disenfranchise if they could, indicates not only that the body politic is alive and kicking (via Trump)--but that it could be healthy again!
VDH is a welcome (and rare) voice of common sense from the "elite" side. I look forward to every podcast and listen at least twice, there's always a lot of thoughtprovoking insight.
Itâs hard to find someone who does it better than VDH
I lived in the desert for several years and never found anything as dry as Mr Davis Hansonâs speech. That said I agree largely with what he has to say. He is just far too academic in his speech. He definitely has a voice for the printed word, or PBS.
This is on of 3 podcasts that I consider indispensable.
These are short podcasts, about 15-20 minutes, and the content is outstanding. VDH provides brilliant commentary to contemporary issues of the USA.
Everything you love about VDH but in a podcast. Short enough that you can easily finish every episode.
VDH used to be a thoughtful and intriguing writer â for readers on the left and the right and the center. But, now, he seems to have sold out to his employer. The last compelling writing out of VDH was Mexifornia. Since then, he's just another paid ideologue; he is not worth listening to or readingâ¦
Can't get enough VDH in his articles and books, then subscribe to this and get the audible version. He never disappoints. I would recommend this for home school kids, too. Great topics for discussion.
I love VDH's perspective on modern events. There is nothing new in the world.
Most thoughtful and well presented. Worthwhile listening.