World War I, World War II, World War III
For decades after World War II most Americans looked at world affairs through the lens ground to fit the vision they had of the 1930′s and the
broad consensus as to what it revealed. Now, for many American and
British intellectuals this analogy is being
About the Author
Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale, is the author of Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy, On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace, and, most recently, The Peloponnesian War (2003), drawn from his earlier four-volume history of that conflict. Mr. Kagan served as dean of Yale College from 1989 to 1992.