Campus: CSU Fresno -- June 12, 2002
Fresno State Professor Victor Davis Hanson Wins National
Award for Excellence in Journalism
California State University, Fresno Classics professor Victor Davis
Hanson was presented the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism
this week at the Harvard Club in New York City.
Hanson, a prolific author, columnist and editorial writer for several
national publications, received the award from New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg, Fox News Channel Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes and Newsweek
Senior Editor Elizabeth Weymouth.
The $10,000 award is given in memory of Eric Breindel, a New York Post
editor and columnist who died unexpectedly in 1998 at the age of 42.
The foundation, funded by friends, colleagues and admirers of Breindel,
presents an annual prize to the journalist, columnist or editorialist
who work best reflects the spirit of Breindel's writing: "Love
of country and its democratic institutions, as well as the act of bearing
witness to the evils of totalitarianism."
The pieces that earned Hanson the Breindel Award include "Paradise
Lost" and "Great Leaders Are Forged in War" for the Wall
Street Journal, "What Are We Made Of? The Guts to Resist Evil"
for the National Review and "What Made Them Do Their Duty?"
for City Journal.
Hanson, coordinator of the Classical Studies Program at Fresno State,
has written editorials and reviews for numerous publications including
the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune,
the Weekly Standard and the Washington Times. He writes a twice-weekly
column about contemporary culture and military history for the National
Review Online (www.nationalreview.com).
Hanson has written or edited 11 books, including "Carnage and Culture:
Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power," which appeared
on the New York Times Bestsellers List. His next book, "An Autumn
of War," is a chronicle of the American response to September 11
and will be published in August.
For more information on Hanson and the Classical Studies program at
Fresno State, see www.fresnostate.net/Classics.
Contact: Shirley Melikian Armbruster (559) 278-2795