Victor Davis Hanson (left) receives the Claremont Institute's Statesmanship Award from President Brian T. Kennedy.
On November 10, 2006, the Claremont Institute held its annual dinner in honor of Sir Winston Churchill at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Victor Davis Hanson, one of the nation's leading public intellectuals, received the Claremont Institute's Statesmanship Award.
A historian, classicist, and political commentator, Hanson is renowned for his clear thinking and forceful expression. One of the most respected political writers of our day, he has earned a broad popular audience as well as one at the highest levels of the government and military.
Hanson is the author of 16 books, among them Mexifornia: A State Becoming, The Soul of Battle, Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power, and A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War. He lives and works on his 40-acre farm near Selma, California, where he was born in 1953.
Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor emeritus at California State University, Fresno, visiting professor at Hillsdale College, and a nationally syndicated columnist. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University.
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