World War I and Lessons for Today (Video)


We recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and this summer we’ll mark the 100th anniversary of the start of “The Great War,” World War I. Last week noted classicist and historian Victor Davis Hanson gave a speech on the topic at the Heritage Foundation — here is their description of the event:

The real lesson of World War I (and World War II), says Victor Davis Hanson, is that when you win a war you have to humiliate the enemy, impose a peace that puts the blame for the war squarely on the defeated, and impose your political ideology on the vanquished. Otherwise you will invite another war that attempts to reverse your victory. The Obama administration, notes Hanson, seems not to have studied World Wars I and II.

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