The VDH Show: The Italians on the Weekend Edition

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson’s take on the Italian genius as he discusses Dante Alighieri’s Inferno and the Italian military of World War II. VDH and cohost Sami Winc wish everyone a thankful holiday.

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3 thoughts on “The VDH Show: The Italians on the Weekend Edition”

  1. This is an amazing example of how a liberal arts (or Classical, in the Great Books Mortimer Adler sense)education is meant to function: a broad reading of a selection of the most enduring works of a given civilization used as the basis for exploration of the infinitely complex world in which we live. Bravo!

  2. I’d put that summation this way-we’ve been fat and happy for too long. We’ve always been fat and happy, throughout our history, blessed by our location. But couple that with the disastrous Baby Boomers’ rejection of the accumulated wisdom of every generation that came before, and it’s a recipe for precisely the situation in which we find ourselves. We forgot that our nature is fallen, that it takes work to overcome it. We’ve regressed into adolescence, as a society.
    In the past, we’ve been able to react and overcome, because of the very virtues we have rejected. I’m not sure how it will turn out this time.

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