The Corner

Now He’s a Novelist

Today’s Between the Covers podcast is with Victor Davis Hanson, author of The End of Sparta. You may be surprised to learn that our favorite expert on Greek hoplite battle tactics is now a novelist. We talk about why an accomplished military historian would want to write a work of fiction, whether the Spartans were really like those guys depicted in the movie 300, and if VDH ever will write nonfiction again.

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John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.