In this Direct interview, John is joined by Victor Davis Hanson, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Dr. Hanson addresses Biden’s role in the Afghanistan crisis, increased tensions between China and the US, and the future of the US-Australia relationship. They also unpack the authoritarianism of woke politics, the mounting resistance against critical race theory in the West, and discuss Victor’s upcoming book, The Dying Citizen (October 2021). Victor Davis Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, columnist, and farmer. He has been a commentator on contemporary politics for the National Review and The Washington Times and is currently the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. In addition to writing hundreds of articles, book reviews and newspaper editorials, Hanson is also the author of twenty-four books. Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 by President George W. Bush, and was a presidential appointee in 2007-08 on the American Battle Monuments Commission. #Afghanistan #China #JoeBiden #Wokeness ————————————————————————————————————– 00:00 Introduction 1:45 Was Afghanistan destined to tragedy? 8:54 Bipartisan Condemnation of Biden’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan 11:54 Was there ever hope for Afghanistan? 14:10 Didn’t Biden just follow Trump’s withdrawal plan? 21:33 Can the US abandon its role in international relations? 29:28 The Authoritarianism of Wokeness 39:29 Can America be restored? 45:19 Will China profit from the fall of Afghanistan? 47:33 What’s the future of the US-Australia relationship? 55:21 Self-loathing in the West 1:01:59 Will the US re-evaluate their objectives in light of Afghanistan and China? 1:10:13 Backlash Against Critical Race Theory in the West 1:16:20 Victor’s Upcoming Book — The Dying Citizen ————————————————————————————————————– Conversations feature John Anderson, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, interviewing the world’s foremost thought leaders about today’s pressing social, cultural and political issues.