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“A retired general prophesying defeat for India is a TWS victim. So Is A Political Leadership That Begins To Wonder If The Whole Issue Can Be Swept Under The Carpet.” "The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must" --- Thucydides

As econ gap between US & China narrows, many worry about so-called Thucydides Trap. This refers to fact that on 16 occasions over last 500yrs, rising power has challenged ruling one, & on 12 occasions it ended w/war. While military conflict unlikely, econ battle likely, DB says.

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Someone really needs to do a graphic novel of Thucydides. (Larry Gonick’s “Cartoon History of the World” does cover it.)

Trump's justification for pushing through the Supreme Court nomination doesn't mention principle; it's "because we can." It's a modern variant of the Melian dialogue in Thucydides: "The strong do what they will and the weak do what they must."

Henry Kissinger and Graham Allison on the U.S., China, and the Thucydides's Trap

A lot of people are ignoring social-distancing laws to party dangerously during the pandemic, and Thucydides is ON IT

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Incentives, lockdown, and testing : from Thucydides’s analysis to the COVID–19 pandemic

Chateaubriand makes this interesting observation: "Il est remarquable qu’a propos de la peste d’Athenes Thucydide ne dit pas un mot d’Hippocrate”. It is remarkable that writing about the Athenian plague, Thucydides does not mention Hippocrates at all.

“There is no such thing as the so-called Thucydides Trap in the world. But should major countries time and again make the mistakes of strategic miscalculation, they might create such traps for themselves.” Xi Jinping Sep 2015 Seattle.

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past and present never really separate - just ask Thucydides

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Just for fun, let’s try some more examples: Thessalonica becomes Tessa-lonica. Thucydides becomes Too-sidides. Tom Thumb becomes Tom Tumb. Are you beginning to feel a little foolish at this point?

I always learn a lot watching @NewDay  but listening o @SenAngusKing  warn about falling into the "Thucydides Trap" and then big brain @JohnBerman  responding with an off-the-top-of-the head quote from Thucydides was something to behold

this may not come as a consolation - or reading choice - but epidemics have inspired great writing: Thucydides on plague in Athens, Defoe's novel Journal of a Plague Year, Mann, Death in Venice, Camus La Peste, Marquez, Love in Time of Cholera...

New White House Dir. of Coms Anthony Scaramucci has repeatedly promoted "Destined for War: Can America & China escape the Thucydides trap?"

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"The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage." -- Thucydides

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" The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it." - Thucydides#VeteransDay 

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The 2-year gaming of the Supreme Court nominating process by can only be described by Thucydides: "The Strong do as they will, and the weak suffer as they must."

Not a bad time to re-read Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War"

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"The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." ~Thucydides

"The NSA will do what they can and #Merkel  will suffer what she must." -Thucydides

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