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Broke and losing the war

April 9th, 2011 · No Comments

“If any ventured to rise in opposition, he was presently put to death in some convenient way, and there was neither search for the murderers nor justice to be had against them if suspected; but the people remained motionless, being so thoroughly cowed that men thought themselves lucky to escape violence, even when they held […]

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Plan B

April 6th, 2011 · No Comments

“The virtue of men in office is briefly this, to do their country as much good as they can, or in any case no harm that they can avoid.” — Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War, Ch. XVIII (trans. Crawley) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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How to be right

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments

“Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” — Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War, Ch. XVII (trans. Crawley) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Two ways of thinking

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

“It is a habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy.” — Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War, Ch. XIV (trans. Crawley) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Earthquake and tsunami (Humean constant conjunction)

March 26th, 2011 · No Comments

“The next summer the Peloponnesians and their allies set out to invade Attica under the command of Agis, son of Archidamus, and went as far as the Isthmus, but numerous earthquakes occurring, turned back again without the invasion taking place. About the same time that these earthquakes were so common, the sea at Orobiae, in […]

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Why lawyers sometimes talk so much

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments

“Good deeds can be shortly stated, but where wrong is done a wealth of language is needed to veil its deformity.” — Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War, Ch. X (trans. Crawley) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Hotly off the block

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

“Two things most opposed to good counsel are haste and passion; haste usually goes hand in hand with folly, passion with coarseness and narrowness of mind.” — Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War, Ch. IX (trans. Crawley) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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How things work

March 19th, 2011 · No Comments

“The confidence with which we form our schemes is never completely justified in their execution; speculation is carried on in safety, but, when it comes to action, fear causes failure.” — Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War (trans. Crawley) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Might makes… something

March 17th, 2011 · No Comments

“Where force can be used, law is not needed.” — Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War (trans. Crawley) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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