President Ronald Reagan, shown in 1983, knew that a strong U.S. presence throughout the world was vital to keeping the enemies of democracy in check, says columnist Victor Davis Hanson.
President Ronald Reagan, shown in 1983, knew that a strong U.S. presence throughout the world was vital to keeping the enemies of democracy in check, says columnist Victor Davis Hanson. J. Scott Applewhite AP File Photo
President Ronald Reagan, shown in 1983, knew that a strong U.S. presence throughout the world was vital to keeping the enemies of democracy in check, says columnist Victor Davis Hanson. J. Scott Applewhite AP File Photo

Victor Davis Hanson: Knocking on war’s door

May 30, 2015 10:00 AM

Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

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Victor Davis Hanson is a Tribune Content Agency columnist. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.” Email: author@victorhanson.com.