American Elephants


“Uncommon Knowledge” Interviews Victor Davis Hanson. by The Elephant's Child
March 19, 2010, 1:06 am
Filed under: Cool Site of the Day, Foreign Policy, History, Military, National Security

“Uncommon Knowledge,” the Hoover Institution’s wonderful series of interviews with interesting people, this week features Victor Davis Hanson, military historian, discussing military history and the Western Way of War.

Peter Robinson, the host, is a wonderful interviewer. Victor Hanson discusses why war is a part of the human condition, errors in war, and the ways in which the American way of war is distinctive.

Each segment is about 7 to 8 minutes long, and there is one each day for a week, so you can watch one segment at a time or wait until the weekend and watch all five.  Dr. Hanson is one of my heroes.  His commentary has been invaluable, and most especially his commentary on the Western Way of War.  His insights enlighten not only our current wars, but help us to understand our history.

All of the previous interviews are available at the same website.  John Taylor, Thomas Sowell, Richard Epstein, Roger Ailes, John Yoo,  Rupert Murdoch, Vaclav Klaus and Paul Rahe and many more.  Highly recommended!




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