The World in Time

Victor Davis Hanson

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bas relief, World War II Memorial, Library of Congress

Bas relief, World War II Memorial, Washington, DC, 2006. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

“World War II exhausted superlatives,” Victor Davis Hanson writesBut despite the global conflict’s ability to stretch our imagination of what warfare could entail, its spark and preambles look familiar, says Hanson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He explains how the war’s ending might have been predictable—and why he decided to go with the plural in his title. 


Lewis H. Lapham talks with Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Second World Wars​: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.


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