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Thinking about war with Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War"
by Johanna Hanink
About this EXP
Johanna Hanink, Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University, shares the timeless wisdom from the Peloponnesian War.
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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.
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