Monday, August 2, 2010

Grand Strategy with Charles Hill

This is an absolutely fascinating interview with Charles Hill about his new book, Grand Strategy, where he lays out a huge narrative arc of political thinking, going all the way back to the ancient Greeks and how they conceptualized the world. He touches on Homer, Aeschylus, Thucydides, the Aeneid, the Treaty of Westphalia, and on and on. A wonderful tour de force of Western intellectual history.



This is just the first ten minutes of the interview. If you want to watch the whole interview, just click on the lower right part of the video and that will take you to the main page where you can watch it in its entirety.

1 comment:

John said...

Please check out a completely different and very sobering Assessment of the state of the world altogether in 2010, and how we got to here.

Introductions via

www.dabase.org/p2anthro.htm

www.dabase.org/openlett.htm

Elaborations

www.beezone.com/news.html

www.coteda.com

Plus the TABOO which created and perpetuated it all for ever and a day

www.dabase.org/2armP1.htm#ch2

www.adidamla.org/newsletters/toc-aprilmay2006.html