History In The News Lecture #3: Lessons from California: Back to Reagan or Onward to Greece?

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How did a state with so much inherited and natural wealth squander its advantages? Somehow California managed to have about the highest taxes and highest paid employees in the nation and yet also the worst services, infrastructure and schools. Meanwhile, making the state the most difficult for businesses…

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Journalists like to think that they’re writing the first rough draft of history, but in fact, their stories often just recycle forgotten plotlines from long-ago conflicts. In History in the News, noted historian Victor Davis Hanson shows how today’s headlines tend to reflect yesterday’s news, whether they concern Germany’s resurgence or America’s cultural influence or the challenge of fighting an enemy who does not play by the rules. Confucius had it right: To learn about the future, study the past.

This is Lecture #5 in an eight-part series from PJ Media’s Victor Davis Hanson Lecture Series Collection.

History In The News was written by author and historian Victor Davis Hanson. The video was produced by PJ Media, LLC (www.pjmedia.com) and is offered on Amazon.com.