Crumpton’s Picks (6): There Are Lessons for us in Thucydides’s ‘Peloponnesian War’
By Henry A. Crumpton Best Defense guest columnist 6. Ground (People) First, Air (Bombs) Second. The ancient Greek historian Thucydides, in The Peloponnesian War, explores the human condition and emphasizes human values as crucial elements on the battlefield. As an example, he teaches the importance of pride, illustrating how the small but defiant Melian state ...
By Henry A. Crumpton
Best Defense guest columnist
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