Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
Since September 11, 2001, it has become popular to suggest that
our liberties have been gratuitously trampled upon, out of either
political expediency or false worries about foreign and domestic
terrorists. In fact, while it is often difficult for an
American to cite specific ways in which he is less free, it is
easy, on the other hand, to identify loss of freedom of expression
in the West - in a variety of media that touch on questions of
Islam, from film and fiction to cartoons and papal speeches -
brought on by self-censorship and fear of murderous
Join us as author and columnist Victor Davis Hanson discusses
the challenge facing the Western nation state in the present
postmodern age of asymmetrical warfare, globalization, and
worldwide terrorism: to ensure that its own citizens can express
themselves freely without fear of violence and retribution, from
enemies who are quite different from those our security forces have
dealt with in the past.
Dr. Hanson has written or edited thirteen books, including
Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece (1983);
The Western Way of War (1989); The Wars of the Ancient
Greeks (1999); The Soul of Battle (1999); Carnage
and Culture (2001); An Autumn of War (2002);
Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We
Fight, How We Live, and How We Think ( 2004), and The
Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today's (2007).
He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007.
More About the Speakers
Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D.
Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow,
The Hoover Institution
Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom