The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show The History of Humanitarian Intervention Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/56728/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Humanitarian military intervention is not a new idea; Princeton international affairs professor Gary Bass says that it dates back to Victorian times when the British naval victory at Navarino against Turkish troops assured Greek independence. Professor Bass’s new book is Freedom’s Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention.