On The Origins of War

Professor Kagan talked about his recent book, On the Origins of War published by Doubleday, which examines the common causes of war… read more

On The Origins of War Professor Kagan talked about his recent book, On the Origins of War published by Doubleday, which examines the common causes of war throughout history. The original idea came from a seminar course for advanced high school students in the 1960s. He discussed the causes of five conflicts: the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, World Wars One and Two and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also commented on his opinion that wars are fundamentally about pride, prestige and honor, not other factors such as geography or economics. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 12, 1995 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 29, 2005 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 12, 1995 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 12, 1995 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 13, 1995 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • May 16, 2002 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2002 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Mar 30, 2004 | 1:10am EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • May 25, 2005 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • May 29, 2005 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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