Why the West has Won

Victor Davis Hanson
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Victor Davis Hanson hereby proposes that the military superiority and global dominance of 'The West' has been intimately linked to its faith in democracy and personal liberty. Rather than measuring the worth of the West through its cultural or literary accomplishments, Hanson engages with the much starker record of its successes in combat against non-Western armies. In place of The Great books, he studies The Great Battles, and augments his bold thesis with some superbly written evocations of the intensity of warfare.

Author bio:

Victor Davis Hanson was born in 1953 and received his PhD from Stanford University. He is currently Professor of Classics at California State University, Fresno. His popular books on classical warfare include The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece, The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny, The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization and Fields Without Dreams: Defending Agrarian Idea. He lives in Selma, California.

Category: History
ISBN: 9780571216406
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 512
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: History