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Historian Hanson's 'Ripples of Battle'

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Historian Hanson's 'Ripples of Battle'

Historian Hanson's 'Ripples of Battle'

Historian Hanson's 'Ripples of Battle'

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Great Battles, wrote Winston Churchill, change the entire course of events. They also create new standards of values, often in unexpected ways, says historian Victor Davis Hanson. NPR's Neal Conan talks with Victor Davis Hanson about the way wars can determine how we fight, live, and think.

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Victor Davis Hanson
* Author, Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live and How We Think (Doubleday, Sept. 2003)
* Other books include, Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power and Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom

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