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Daily Archives: February 23, 2012
Homs, Syria: The modern day Melian Dialogue: The strong do as they will; the weak do as they must.
In Syria, we are seeing a lesson first taught in ancient Greece when Athens destroyed the city of Melos. The Melian dialogue is well remembered for the powerful sentence that the strong do as they will; the weak do as … Continue reading
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