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Victor Davis Hanson, William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Spring 2009 semester, is an award-winning historian and author. He has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, American Spectator, and Washington Times, among others. He has also authored and edited dozens of scholarly works including thirteen books, most recently The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today’s (Ivan R. Dee, 2007). As well as his current position as the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, he is also a biweekly columnist for the National Review Online. Hanson earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1975 and Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University in 1980. He was a farmer before he began a classics program at the University of California, Fresno, in 1984.