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Victor Davis Hanson Bio

Victor Davis Hanson is a noted historian and social critic whose philosophies are rooted in classicism, agrarianism and military history. An author, contributing editor and professor, Hanson writes a world affairs column syndicated by Tribune Media Services.

Hanson received his Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University in 1980, attended the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and graduated with a B.A., with highest honors in classics, from the University of California Santa Cruz. He is a professor of classics emeritus at California State University, a senior fellow in residence in classics and military history at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and a fellow of Hillsdale College. In 1991, Hanson was awarded an American Philological Association Excellence in Teaching Award, and received in 1992-3 a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the Center for Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. Hanson is the author or editor of more than 350 articles and 16 books, including Warfare and Agriculture, The Western Way of War, The Soul of Battle and Fields Without Dreams. His book Land Was Everything was a Pen semi-finalist in 2000 and Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List; his 2005 history, A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War, was named one of the 100 most notable books of 2005 by the New York Times. In 2002, Hanson received the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Hanson is a contributing editor to Arion, the Military History Quarterly and City Journal. His editorials and reviews have appeared in many periodicals, including the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph. He has been interviewed on National Public Radio and has appeared on the news hours of PBS, MSNBC and Fox.

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