The Western Story Lecture #8: Critics of the West: From Tacitus to Michael Moore


For more than two millennia, Westerners have criticized their own culture. Some of these homegrown critics object that Western civilization is unjust because its fruits are not evenly distributed. Others fear that the West has lost touch with the virtues that made it great. These self-critiques are beneficial up to a point, but when the critics get out of hand, the results can be catastrophic.

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Welcome to “The Western Story” — a journey 2,500 years in the making! In this series of easy-to-digest videos, Professor Victor Davis Hanson takes you through the world of the Greeks, Romans and more in an effort to better understand our modern world. Gaze into the mirror of antiquity to understand the present.


This product is Lecture #8 in an eight-part video lecture series. Available via online streaming only.