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The Last Best Killers on Earth36:16

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America is the last superpower standing, and it's not because we have an environmental advantage, and it's not because we are smarter or morally superior or have better high-tech toys. Military historian Victor Davis Hanson says that battle is the ultimate expression of our cultural values, and Western culture turns out the best killers on the planet. Will the West's knack for carnage win the War on Terrorism?


Victor Davis Hanson, Professor of Classics at California State University at Fresno, Author of "Culture and Carnage."

This program aired on October 26, 2001.

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