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Victor Davis Hanson On Comey, Foreign Policy, And Life On A California Farm

Victor Davis Hanson joins the Federalist Radio with Ben Domenech. They discuss Trump’s approach to North Korea, Mexico, and whether he’s changed American foreign policy.


Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Hanson and Ben Domenech discuss the breaking news of Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. Hanson also shares insights on Trump’s foreign policy, immigration, life on his California farm and the disappearance of agricultural communities.

In some ways, Donald Trump has forced change on the Republican party’s views on foreign policy. “I think [Trump] is Jacksonian or he’s nationalist in the sense that he has a tragic view of the world,” Hanson said. “Trump came along and said ‘the world is a mess, it’s always going to be a mess, and I’m going to create the conditions under which we are not threatened.”

Hanson described the ways life on a farm develops citizens and a pragmatic way of thinking about the world. “You’re responsible for the ramifications of your own ideology, and a problem right now in this country is people always have money or influence to protect them from the consequences of their ideology.”

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