Statesman, theorist, and philosopher: The work of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is as pertinent today as it has ever been. Last year, celebrating our thirty-sixth season, The New Criterion honored Victor Davis Hanson with the sixth annual Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society. This year we are delighted to honor Victor Davis Hanson with the six iteration of the award.
The New Criterion’s Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture & Society honors individuals who have made conspicuous contributions to the defense of civilization. Dr. Hanson’s tireless work in studying and upholding the traditions of Western culture make him an exceedingly worthy recipient of the sixth Edmund Burke Award. Previous honorees have included Philippe de Montebello, Henry Kissinger, Charles Murray, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali; to learn more about the award, please click here.
Dr. Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on classics and military history. Hanson was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (1992–93), a visiting professor of classics at Stanford University (1991–92), the annual Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Visiting Fellow in History at Hillsdale College (2004–), the Visiting Shifron Professor of Military History at the US Naval Academy (2002–3),and the William Simon Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University (2010). Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history and essays on contemporary culture. He has written or edited twenty-three books, His most recent book, The Second World Wars, arrived in October 2017. He is a syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services and a weekly columnist for the National Review Online and American Greatness.