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Read the latest stories and columns from staff writer Victor Davis Hanson in The Washington Times.


  • What happened to California Republicans?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on November 13, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    From 1967 to 2019, Republicans controlled the California governorship for 31 of 52 years. So why is there currently not a single statewide Republican officeholder? California also has a Democratic governor and Democratic supermajorities in […]

  • Why millennials see destructive socialism as cool
    by Victor Davis Hanson on November 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail. Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed […]

  • Is California returning to its wilderness roots?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on October 30, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    More than 2 million Californians were recently left without power after the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric — which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year — preemptively shut down transmission lines in fear […]

  • Why is the U.S. still an ally to Turkey?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on October 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    There are about 5,000 members of the U.S. military, mostly airmen, stationed at the huge, strategically located air base in Incirlik, Turkey, northwest of the Syrian border. The American forces at Incirlik are also the custodians of about […]

  • Is America turning into China?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on October 16, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    A little over 40 years ago, Chinese Communist strongman and reformer Deng Xiaoping began 15 years of sweeping economic reforms. They were designed to end the disastrous, even murderous planned economy of Mao Zedong, who died in 1976. The […]

  • Previous generations of fearless pioneers now seem like giants
    by Victor Davis Hanson on October 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean […]

  • How China 'woke' the United States
    by Victor Davis Hanson on October 2, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    In these times of near civil war, Americans agree on almost nothing. Yet, sometime in 2019, almost all of America finally got “woke” on China. For years, our leaders had yawned about Silk Road neo-imperialism in Africa and […]

  • The death of American citizenship
    by Victor Davis Hanson on September 25, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    The American Founders institutionalized the best of a long Western tradition of representative government with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. These contracts outlined the rare privileges and responsibilities of new American […]

  • Trump's nonstop war against progressive culture
    by Victor Davis Hanson on September 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Donald Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture, in magnitude analogous to what 19th-century Germans once called a Kulturkampf. As a result, not even former President George W. Bush has incurred the […]

  • Is England still part of Europe?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on September 11, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is desperate to translate the British public’s June 2016 vote to leave the European Union into a concrete Brexit. But the real issue is far older and more important than whether 52 percent of […]

  • The ghosts of World War II
    by Victor Davis Hanson on September 4, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and […]

  • Why socialism, and why now?
    by Victor Davis Hanson on August 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    "Socialist!" is no longer a McCarthyite slur. Rather, the fresh celebrity "Squad" of newly elected identity-politics congresswomen — Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, Ayanna Pressley, […]