Iraq and the Lessons of the Peloponnesian War, with Victor Davis Hanson (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 10/14/2011; 53 minutes

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Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian and classicist Victor Davis Hanson for a discussion of the Peloponnesian War and its lessons for today. He compares that conflict with the war in Iraq. He talks about imperial ambition, the conflict between civilizations, and military power as an instrument to achieve democratization in the struggle between modernity and tradition. (#11689)

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