"We had a situation in a time of peace where a thousand people were mutilated and butchered before the IDF responded. And yet, that ignited these people on the campus to root for the people who were murdering and beheading."
To make sense of the realities of the Israel–Hamas war, I sit down with classicist and military historian Victor Davis Hanson, bestselling author of a number of books including "The Dying Citizen" and the upcoming book "The End of Everything: How Wars Descend Into Annihilation."
Did Hamas miscalculate Israel's response? Will Hezbollah intervene? What is Iran's play now? And what do many in the West misunderstand about Israel and Hamas?
"A lot of people apply rules to the Jewish state they would never apply to any other ally. And that explains the schizophrenia that we have," Mr. Hanson says.