Stanford's Victor Davis Hanson Talks California's Decline and Political Divide

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As a fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, Victor Davis Hanson understands what it means to live as part of what he calls the California “coastal elite." But Hanson spends the majority of his time at a family farm in the Central Valley. It's this perspective that informs Hanson opinion that California’s politicians fail to understand and serve the needs of the state’s low-income and middle-class residents. Hanson will explain why he thinks politicians who focus on trendy progressive causes are leading the state into decline, from the crumbling infrastructure of Oroville Dam to hampering the state’s agricultural sector.

Victor Davis Hanson,
senior fellow in classics and military history at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; author, “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won”