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4.0 out of 5 stars A book for a more comprehensive perspective on the present, past and future, 20 May 2012
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This review is from: The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern (Hardcover)
My review is not meant to comment/argue on the empirical facts and arguments made by the author, but more a final touch to the average conservative who is deciding on whether or not to buy this book.

This book is a great read, entertaining, informative and challenging your preconceptions in a way that leaves you smirking when hearing political commentators on television or reading the newspapers.

I read through this book in about 3 days while on holiday in Spain and it one of the more memorable aspects of my vacations(and it was a great vacation really). Victor Davis Hanson has a great mind for analogies, and it's a mindblowing delight having the realization that the human faults that plague us today are timeless. And for all the external cultural, educational and sociological stimulus we are not really more intelligent today and that the most celebrated intellects of today are more immature and naive than great public figures 3000 years ago.

If you are looking for new perspective and more mature comprehension of history and present, while relaxing in your house or reading on a plane then this is a excellent addition to your personal library.
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The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern by Victor Davis Hanson (Hardcover - 7 Jun 2010)
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