The Culturalist: Victory and Complexity

Join Victor Davis Hanson and Sami Winc in this examination of the accomplishments of France’s George Clemenceau and the cultural significance of Sophocles’ “Antigone.”

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2 thoughts on “The Culturalist: Victory and Complexity”

  1. Hi guys!

    I really enjoyed this episode. I am currently reading volume 4 of Churchills World Criris and it centers around the peace talks in Paris featuring Clemenceau. Wonderful!.

    God bless!

  2. I’m happy to see you’re sticking to the new format!

    What translation are you using for Antigone? Fagles, Warner, or Ian Johnson’s free translation are much easier to understand when read aloud. If that was Latimore, then he left me dog wise crouched on the roof tops of Atreus’ sons with his Yoda speak.

    I love how you both bring out the multiplicity of conflicting themes in Antigone. It reminds me much more of Hayo Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke or Skies Kurosawa’s films than modern western narratives that expect one position to triumph without contradiction in the end. All that to say : this kind of a podcast gets the brain working!

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