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In the News

A Critical View of Miller's Blockbuster '300'

with Victor Davis Hansonvia NPR
Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The movie version of Frank Miller's graphic novel 300 opened Friday to mixed reviews and then dominated at the box office, taking in $70 million over the weekend...

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Oh, what a lovely war - that hides its violent truth

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Philadelphia Inquirer
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, 300 is a gorgeous, ultraviolent take on the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC...

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Hanson will lecture on warfare and movie ‘300’

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fresno State News
Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Nationally acclaimed classicist Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno, will visit campus Tuesday, March 13, and talk about warfare and the new Warner Bros. movie “300,” based on the Battle of Thermopylae...

In the News

Last Night at the 300

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, March 6, 2007

I went to the Hollywood Premier of the "300" last night, and talked a bit with Director Zack Snyder, screenwriter Kurt Johnstad, and graphic novelist Frank Miller...

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This is Sparta? The history behind the movie '300'

with Victor Davis Hansonvia USA Today
Monday, March 5, 2007

Go tell the Spartans, passerby. That here, by Spartan law, we lie, read the ancient elegy on stone at Thermopylae, the ancient battle site where the Greeks, 300 Spartans and their allies, held off masses of invading Persians in 480 BC...

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The Greeks, The War, and Everything Else

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, March 2, 2007

My daughter and son and I are going to the premier of the 300 this Monday in Hollywood...

Analysis and Commentary

Iraq War Recalls Past U.S. Conflicts, Controversies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Given all of this country's past wars involving intelligence failures, tactical and strategic blunders, congressional fights and popular anger at the president, Iraq and the rising furor over it are hardly unusual...

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Reluctant Warriors

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Spectator
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Academia tends to ignore military history and condescend to those who write it...

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Europe Remembers Herbert Hoover, “Napoleon of Mercy”

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

An exhibit in Belgium celebrates the humanitarian legacy of Herbert Hoover, who did so much to prevent starvation in Europe during and after World War I. George H. Nash tells the story.

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“A Distinct Honor”

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

President Bush awards the National Humanities Medal to the Hoover Institution and to nine distinguished Americans for their contributions to the humanities.

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Military History Working Group


The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.