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Can Lessons From Thucydides Keep America From War With China?

Harvard Professor Graham Allison addresses US foreign relations, Greek history, and free speech on college campuses.

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Graham Allison was Director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs from 1995 until July 2017. Allison joins Ben Domenech to discuss his latest book, “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?,” which has quickly become a bestseller.

Allison discussed how the writings of Greek historian Thucydides can advise us, not just when it comes to US relations with foreign powers, but in our domestic and personal lives as well. Later in the hour, our hosts asks Allison about his experiences as a college professor at a time of hostility and anti-free speech on university campuses.

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