[July 9, 2018] Like several previous posts on political leadership, this is part of an on-going series that focuses on new and controversial ideas. Today, I’m highlighting Victor Davis Hanson, military historian and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. The one thing he has in common with the others written about here is his provocative ideas – often labeled politically conservative – that help us shape our thinking on controversial issues in a modern world.
Hanson has written a number of books on topics that address everything from Greek warfare to the state of California which, he believes, is becoming Mexico-light. His articles vary widely and are about topics of national concern; immigration, warfare, the FBI, the Iranian deal, and border politics. His recent articles provide us with good insight to how he thinks about our socio-political society. For example, The Left Can’t Come to Grips with Loss of Power, points to an ever violent Leftist ideology that is harmful to the United States and distorts the nation’s view around the globe.
“History has shown that a government’s redistribution of shrinking wealth, in preference to a private sector’s creation of new sources of it, can prove more destructive than even the most deadly enemy.” – Victor Davis Hanson
He unapologetically points out that the U.S. has made significant progress under President Trump and that this administration has done things no other dared attempt; bombing ISIS into submission, seeking to denuclearize North Korea, and moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. With the U.S. economy taking off with tax cuts, Hanson explains the Democrats and mass media’s meltdown over the gains made over the past two years. He does this with a laser focus on facts and logic and yet never writes a dull piece for his readers.
Victor Davis Hanson calls things like he sees them and is willing to provide a studied criticism of all angles of the political spectrum. Fortunately, he is more than typical hot air and provides us with much needed intellectually-based advice and backs it up with examples from history. He also gives us predictions if we fail to heed his advice. So far, his depth of knowledge of human behavior has been a blessing for those who want to hear another side of the argument.
⦁ Heather MacDonald – http://www.theleadermaker.com/political-leadership-heather-macdonald/
⦁ Dinesh D’Sousa – http://www.theleadermaker.com/political-leadership-dinesh-dsousa/
⦁ Thomas Sowell – http://www.theleadermaker.com/political-leadership-thomas-sowell/
⦁ Charles Krauthammer – http://www.theleadermaker.com/political-leadership-charles-krauthammer/
⦁ David Horowitz – http://www.theleadermaker.com/political-leadership-david-horowitz/
⦁ Maajid Nawaz – http://www.theleadermaker.com/political-leadership-maajid-nawaz/
⦁ Ralph Peters – http://www.theleadermaker.com/political-leadership-ralph-peters/