Wednesday, March 14, 2007

VDH & 300

The film 300 took the box office its opening weekend and is connecting with American audiences. Classicist and military historian Victor Davis Hanson wrote the introduction to the picture book that accompanies the film. (Just last year Hanson wrote A War Like No Other: How Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War and it has sold surprisingly well.)

But is the movie something far more sinister? Maybe "part of a comprehensive U.S. psychological war aimed at Iranian culture"? That quote is from an art advisor to Ahmadinejad and is reported by People's Daily Online.

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