Thinking about war with Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War" - EXPeditions

Thinking about war with Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War"

by Johanna Hanink
  • Key point 1
    The History of the Peloponnesian War became a timeless reference for politicians, military historians and scholars of international relations.
  • Key point 2
    The Athenian thesis is built on the premise that the strong do whatever they want while the weak suffer what they must.
  • Key point 3
    The Athenian thesis in the ’90s and early 2000s came into play as a way of guiding the ethical justifications made for America’s invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.