American Conversations

Hanson discusses learning from ancient warfare

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Hoover senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses learning from ancient warfare

In this eighth video, produced in conjunction with  New York City’s 92Y On Demand, Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow and chair of the Military History Working Group at the Hoover Institution, explains what today’s leaders can learn from the ancient Greeks and Romans. As Hanson says, the ancients teach us why wars begin, how they proceed and how they can be ended. Although this may not prevent future conflicts, the knowledge can help mitigate the effects of war on people.

Recorded on Wednesday, May 14, 2014