Sunday, July 28, 2013

HWX, with Victor Davis Hanson

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) returns with a special Saturday edition.  It’s John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas bringing you all the important news and analysis of the week. 
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Topics of the show include:
*  The bankruptcy of Detroit, who’s to blame and why so many seem unable to connect the dots on causation.
*  The continuing reaction to the George Zimmerman trial, with John’s fascinating analysis of typical jury behavior, during and after the deliberations.
*  The return of Anthony Weiner and the future of Internet crotch shots as a political communication tool
Were also joined by the great Victor Davis Hanson, talking about his new book  The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - From Ancient Greece to Iraq.
From Themistocles to Belisarius to William Tecumseh Sherman to Matthew Ridgway to David Petraeus, Victor discusses the characteristics that unite these men as the tragic heroes of their times.  He also touches on what happens when a Savior General doesn’t emerge in time (Vietnam War) and the questionable ability of our modern culture to produce a Savior General in the traditional model.
We wrap up with the Loon of the Week (MSNBC hosts on the REAL reason behind Detroit’s bankruptcy) and This Week in Gate Keeping (if you can’t trust the New Republic and Stanford Law School for information, who can you trust?).

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