California Association Talks of War

Ashley Thorne

While we in the national office at Princeton are sniffing out what’s cooking and wondering what people are for, our affiliates are at work in forty-six states and the District of Columbia—teaching, writing, establishing a presence on campuses, and gathering together to ponder the serious questions of our time. In this manner, even our friends on the opposite coast are advancing reasoned scholarship and inquiry.  

Next month the California Association of Scholars, along with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, will sponsor a free lecture by Victor Davis Hanson on “War in the postmodern world: a review of new laws of conflict and why they are often surreal when seen in a classical context.” Here is the description of the event:

Using ancient Greece and military history as commentary, Professor Hanson will analyze the legal dilemmas faced by democracies when defending themselves against terrorist entities.

Victor Davis Hanson is a Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor Emeritus of Classics at the California State University at Fresno, noted historian of ancient Greece and preeminent military historian. He is author of more than 170 articles, 16 books, and recipient of many awards, including the National Humanities Medal.

Victor Davis Hanson is also the recipient of NAS’s Peter Shaw Award and was the keynote speaker at our 2009 national conference. We hope our local members and readers will seize this opportunity to hear from an excellent scholar of Western civilization and to meet like-minded Californians.

The lecture will take place on Monday, October 12, 2009, at 7:30pm at the UCLA faculty center (MAP). Please call (310) 569-0853 if you have any questions.

To learn more about the California Association of Scholars, click here to visit its website.

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