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Why the West has won : carnage and culture from Salamis to Vietnam

By: Hanson, Victor Davis

0571216404 / 9780571216406
Paperback
303.6'6
04/11/2002
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England
22 cm xvii, 492 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2001.

Victor Davis Hanson 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 evocations of the intensity of warfare.

BIC:

HBG General & world history, HBT History: specific events & topics, JFC Cultural studies, JFFE Violence in society, JWLF Battles & campaigns

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