HWXEp. 51: HWX, the Savior Podcasters Edition (with Victor Davis Hanson)

HWX HWX, the Savior Podcasters Edition (with Victor Davis Hanson)

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The Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) returns with a special Saturday edition. It’s John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas bringing you all the important news and analysis of the week. 

The episode is brought to you by the fine folks at Tonx Coffee. For a FREE sample of this dynamite new coffee go to Tonx.org/HWX and sign up for a delivery.

Topics of the show include:

* The bankruptcy of Detroit, who’s to blame and why so many seem unable to connect the dots on causation.

* The continuing reaction to the George Zimmerman trial, with John’s fascinating analysis of typical jury behavior, during and after the deliberations.

* The return of Anthony Weiner and the future of Internet crotch shots as a political communication tool

Were also joined by the great Victor Davis Hanson, talking about his new book The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece to Iraq.

From Themistocles to Belisarius to William Tecumseh Sherman to Matthew Ridgway to David Petraeus, Victor discusses the characteristics that unite these men as the tragic heroes of their times. He also touches on what happens when a Savior General doesn’t emerge in time (Vietnam War) and the questionable ability of our modern culture to produce a Savior General in the traditional model.

We wrap up with the Loon of the Week (MSNBC hosts on the REAL reason behind Detroit’s bankruptcy) and This Week in Gate Keeping (if you can’t trust the New Republic and Stanford Law School for information, who can you trust?).

The Listener/Member of the Week honors go to the first person in the comments section who can name why John was feeling “under the weather” during for this episode. Winning this award entitles you to an appearance LIVE on a future HWX taping, so get your submissions in now!.

All feedback and comments are welcome in the comments section below. And don’t forget to support HWX by getting your free sample of coffee at Tonx.org/HWX.

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