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Populist Revolt - Everything Old is New Again

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:15pm to 6:15pm

G10 Biotechnology Building, G10 526 Campus Road, behind 215 Tower Road, Cornell University

A lecture sponsored by Freedom and Free Societies, Classics, and History.

Press Release Excerpt about this program:

In what seems to be a new age of populism, what does history tell us about elites and the will of the masses? 

Military historian Victor Davis Hanson will address these issues in his talk, “Populist Revolt: Everything Old is New Again,” April 23 at 5:15 p.m. in G10 Biotechnology Building. The lecture is sponsored by the Freedom and Free Societies program at Cornell and is free and open to the public.

“Victor Hanson is one of our leading classicists and military historians as well as one of today’s most engaging public intellectuals. He writes and speaks with passion and verve on the great issues of the day, from populism and immigration to war and peace,” said Barry Strauss, director of Freedom and Free Societies and the Bryce & Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies. “As a farmer as well as an academic, he brings real-life perspective to elite preoccupations. From his pioneering scholarship on ancient infantrymen to his columns on populism, Hanson focuses on the experience of ordinary people.”

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Claire Perez


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Hoover Institution, Standford University

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