Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

Bradley Prize recipient Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.  He is also the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College and a professor of classics emeritus at California State University, Fresno.  Previously, he was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at Stanford and the visiting Shifrin Professor of the United States Naval Academy.

Hanson is a nationally syndicated columnist forTribune Media Services and a weekly columnist for”National Review Online.”  He received a 2007 National Humanities Medal, the 2002 Eric Breindel Award for opinion journalism, and the 1991American Philological Association Excellence in Teaching Award.  Hanson also received the 2004 Wriston Lectureship at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and the 2006 Nimitz Lectureship at the University of California, Berkeley.  He serves on the editorial boards of Military History Quarterlyand City Journal.

Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, and scholarly papers on topics ranging from foreign affairs, national security, and American politics to contemporary culture, military history, and Western civilization.  He has written or edited almost 20 books, including Mexifornia:  A State of Becoming and the award-winning A War Like No Other:  How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War.  Part of the fifth successive generation to live on his family’s farm, Hanson is also the author of The Land Was Everything:  Letters From an American Farmer, a 2000 Los Angeles Times notable book of the year.

He holds a Ph.D. in classics from Stanford.

“If we are to keep what we inherited,” Hanson said during his acceptance remarks, “we must condemn religious intolerance wherever we see it, pseudo-science wherever we hear it, and impossible utopian demands upon us wherever we read of them — and to do so with a newfound sense of humility and recognition of our own limitations.  Of all the traits that we prize, courage in expression at this hour is the most critical.”