Obama: The Dream and the Reality

By Victor Davis Hanson


Obama: The Dream and the Reality collects the National Review writings of one of today’s most provocative political commentators: Victor Davis Hanson. In pungent prose, Hanson skewers modern pieties with the eye of a realist who is deeply grounded in wide knowledge of human history — and human nature.

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in classics and military history at the Hoover Institution; a professor of classics emeritus at California State University, Fresno; and a nationally syndicated columnist. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 and the Bradley Prize in 2008. Hanson has written or edited seventeen books, including The Western Way of WarThe Wars of the Ancient GreeksThe Soul of BattleCarnage and CultureMexifornia: A State of Becoming, and his new novel, The End of Sparta. The National Review Online columnist lives on a forty-acre tree-and-vine farm near Selma, California, where he was born in 1953.