FROM THE ARCHIVES: History of War

President Bush, center, participates in a ceremony for the National Humanities Medal for the year 2002 in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003 in Washington. Donald Kagan is third from left.
President Bush, center, participates in a ceremony for the National Humanities Medal for the year 2002 in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003 in Washington. Donald Kagan is third from left. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo
President Bush, center, participates in a ceremony for the National Humanities Medal for the year 2002 in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003 in Washington. Donald Kagan is third from left.
President Bush, center, participates in a ceremony for the National Humanities Medal for the year 2002 in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003 in Washington. Donald Kagan is third from left. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

FROM THE ARCHIVES: History of War

2019 marks 25 years that Worldview has brought you human stories from at home and abroad. In celebration, we are bringing you some selections from our deep archive. Donald Kagan joined the show in 1995 to talk about the origins of war. The Yale Professor is known for his histories of the Peloponnesian War, the wars between Rome and Carthage, the last century’s World Wars and even the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is author of “On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace” and taught one of the most popular courses ever offered at Yale. Worldview host Jerome McDonnell spoke to him about whether most wars are avoidable, why wars happens and more.

Special thanks to the WBEZ Archives Team for cataloging 25 years of Worldview and making this segment possible.