Would you believe it? Lessons with modern application flow from the Peloponnesian Wars, ending in 404 BC. Conventional (liberal) observers grieve for poor Athens, a “progressive, democratic” Greek state, condemning “brutal, militaristic” Sparta. The truth is more subtle. Contrary to conventional summaries, Greek city-states were neither purely democratic nor purely militaristic. They were, as we […]
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