Neocon Greece: V. D. Hanson’s War on History

  • Francisco Javier González GarcíaEmail author
  • Pedro López Barja de Quiroga


Given the fact that Victor Davis Hanson has a habit of making his views on almost everything public, it is not difficult to fit them into a neoconservative ideology. His remarks about ex-President Bush, the Iraq war or the threat of Mexican immigration to the identity of the United States leave no margin for doubt on this point. What we want to do in this article is to show how this ideology lays the foundations upon which he builds his proposals on the character of ancient Greek society, and especially on hoplite combat. Given these theoretical premises, it is easy to understand that the result is a complete distortion of the history of Greece, a distortion Hanson wants to expand to the entire history of the Western civilization.


Ancient Greece Neoconservatives Leo Strauss Western Way of War 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Javier González García
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pedro López Barja de Quiroga
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Historia I. Facultad de Geografía e HistoriaUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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