Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson on the type of men who become savior generals

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Victor Davis Hanson

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow and author Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost—From Ancient Greece to Iraq. Hanson notes that savior generals are eccentrics, iconoclasts, and visionaries who see things others do not. A great general peels the veneer of invulnerability from a winning enemy, convincing his own men that victory is entirely within their purview. (42:46)

Recorded on Tuesday, May 21, 2013