In this special episode of the Victor Davis Hanson Show, Victor and host Jack Fowler delve into listener questions. The episode kicks off with an in-depth discussion on Operation Downfall, the planned invasion of Japan during World War II, and the alternatives considered, including the use of atomic bombs. Victor provides a detailed analysis of the military strategies, potential casualties, and the geopolitical implications of involving the Soviets. The conversation then shifts to a historical examination of Adolf Hitler’s political alignment and the roots of National Socialism. Finally, they explore the lack of reformation in Islam and its impact on modern politics, and conclude with a discussion on the Shah of Iran’s fall from power and its lasting effects.

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