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Despite all of the talk about how life changes and advances, Robert Kaplan argues that the world is pretty much the same world it was 3,000 years ago. It's a violent world, one where the strong survive and the weak are crushed. The best Chinese and Greek philosophers would have no trouble understanding or navigating the modern world — because the same basic forces at play today were the same issues faced by societies millennia ago.
In addition, Kaplan argues that the modern notion of a moral conquest is a far-off dream. Real leadership requires putting aside the Christian ethic of sacrifice and taking on a more pagan perspective. This hour, Robert Kaplan shares his view of the modern world.

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Robert Kaplan, foreign correspondent for more than twenty years and author of many books, including "Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos"

This program aired on January 7, 2002.

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