Victor Davis Hanson | The Dying Citizen

Victor Davis Hanson sits down with a Hillsdale College student to discuss the current state of America and the content of his new book, The Dying Citizen. 0:00 "You're headed toward poverty." 1:36 Farming & Academia 2:34 The Dying Citizen 9:34 The Loathing of American Exceptionalism 12:14 The Woke Movement 17:58 Taking the Constitutional System for Granted 23:42 Advice for 20-year-olds Victor Davis Hanson is a Senior Fellow in classics and military history at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College. Visit our website: Learn from our online courses: Hillsdale College is an independent institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and religious liberty and “believing that the diffusion of learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.” It pursues the stated object of the founders: “to furnish all persons who wish, irrespective of nation, color, or sex, a literary, scientific, [and] theological education” outstanding among American colleges “and to combine with this such moral and social instruction as will best develop the minds and improve the hearts of its pupils.” As a nonsectarian Christian institution, Hillsdale College maintains “by precept and example” the immemorial teachings and practices of the Christian faith. The College also considers itself a trustee of our Western philosophical and theological inheritance tracing to Athens and Jerusalem, a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law. By training the young in the liberal arts, Hillsdale College prepares students to become leaders worthy of that legacy. By encouraging the scholarship of its faculty, it contributes to the preservation of that legacy for future generations. By publicly defending that legacy, it enlists the aid of other friends of free civilization and thus secures the conditions of its own survival and independence.

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