This is a class on World War II (or the Second World War, if you prefer). It was taught by Victor Davis Hanson, a classics historian who writes extensively about the destruction of his home place in California, a vineyard that’s been in his family for four generations. Sometimes his stories sound like events that could only happen in some dystopian future. But then, California has always bragged that is is the future, so there you go.
The lecture gives me hope because it means that at least at Hillsdale College, history is still being taught. Dr Hanson teaches there in the Fall semester.
No doubt some of our readers will object to his point of view. That’s what makes history interesting, i.e., divergent points of view. I have my own disagreements, but I try not to let perfect be the enemy of good enough. And Hanson is good enough indeed.