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For the past few weeks, I have been watching a number of youtube videos, discussions of various sorts. I stumbled rather by accident into the lectures by Prof. Victor Davis Hanson, a military historian. His articulation of western civilization is superb.

In the video "Why Greece Matters" www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-pOwv… he describes in great detail the various aspects of modern western culture which find their origins in the Greek city states.

In a presentation at the Hoover Institute www.youtube.com/watch?v=go8uMp… explains a number of the foreign conflicts currently being waged around the globe as the Greeks would have seen them. He seems to argue that struggles over land are really more like shoving matches where the actual prize is the honor and prestige that comes from victory.

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Syltorian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Many thanks for faving Bourscheid Castle! :)
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Hillfighter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
It's in a beautiful location.
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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave of the quote of Sima Chengchen. :)
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Syltorian Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Thanks a lot for the fave of Where the Riches of the World are Stowed and for the comment! :D
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Romy-Aimee Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave!
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PuzzlesTheCat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama!!
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CiaSalonica Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave :)
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james147741 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for another fav!
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You're welcome. 
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Thanks for the fav!
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