Doing the right thing often involves doing the unpopular thing, historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson said yesterday at a Heritage Foundation event in Denver. And the American people are looking for this sort of leadership.

Looking back to the Civil War, World War II and even conflicts in antiquity for examples, Hanson explained that many of history’s great leaders had little regard for their reputations or personal fortunes.

Watch a video of his remarks below. Hanson’s remarks begin at minute 20.

Update: Listen to audio of the panel discussion that preceded Hanson’s remarks, featuring Heritage experts JD Foster, Alison Fraser, and Nina Owcharenko speaking on the topic of “Why Spending and Entitlement Reform is Vital.”

Comments (2)

Chuck Mansfield - June 18, 2018

Is an electronic transcript of Mr. Hanson’s comments in “Victor Davis Hanson Explains What Real Leadership Is” available? If yes, please email it to me.

Thank you very much for your consideration of my request.

Chuck Mansfield - September 19, 2018

I have listened to the audio and Prof. Hanson is not heard on it. Please check your records again and send me the recording or a transcript of Prof. Hanson’s remarks.

Thank you very much.

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