Victor Davis Hanson discusses Obama, Palin, and the Culture Wars.
This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Fall Retreat 2008.
Victor Davis Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and military historian, professor of classics, and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of more than a dozen and a half books. His most recent volumes are Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome, which Dr. Hanson edited, and The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern, a volume of Dr. Hanson's own essays.
Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007, the Claremont Institute's Statesmanship Award at its annual Churchill Dinner, and the $250,000 Bradley prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in 2008.
Hoover Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson claims Governor Sarah Palin is a feminist icon who is wise in energy policy and also a family matron. Having been caricatured for her audacity from radical left wing feminists, Hanson says Palin is a victim of elitism.
Having worked across the aisle and dutifully serving his country, Victor Davis Hanson asserts John McCain is the most qualified presidential candidate and believes McCain’s problem is not following through to the punch.
Hoover Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson addresses Barack Obama's electoral past, highlighting when he ran for state legislature in 1996 and sued to challenge the signatures of his Democratic opponents.
Hanson insinuates Obama had something to do with Blair Hull's domestic dispute controversy, which ended Hull's campaign against Obama for a U.S. Senate seat in 2004.