Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Victor Davis Hanson, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The lasting solution is not the status quo – or even walls, fines, deportation, amnesty or guest-worker programs. Instead, failed societies in Latin America, Africa and much of the Middle East must encourage family planning and get smarter about using their plentiful natural wealth to keep more of their own people home. The remedy for the richer West? It is past time to remember that paying our own poorer laborers more, doing some occasional physical work and obeying the laws – the immigration ones especially – are not icky or a bummer. Rather, this is the more ethical and, in the long run, cheaper approach.”

“The Global Immigration Problem,” RealClearPolitics.com, (accessed May 31, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Fellow, California Studies, Claremont Institute
  • Awarded, National Humanities Medal, 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Hillsdale College, 2004, 2006, and 2007
  • Professor, California State University, Fresno, 1984-2006
  • Visiting Shifrin Chair of Military History, Military History, U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland, 2002-2003
  • Visiting Professor, Classics, Stanford University, 1991-1993
  • Published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Heritage, City Journal, The American Spectator, Policy Review, the Claremont Review of Books, The New Criterion, and The Weekly Standard
  • Awarded, American Philological Association Excellence in Teaching Award, 1991
  • Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California
Education:
  • PhD, Classics, Stanford University, 1980
  • Attended, American School of Classical Studies, 1978-1979
  • BA, Classics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1975
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Are Illegal Immigration and Globalization Related?