Athens’ defeat at the hands of Philip II of Macedon effectively ended freedom and intellectual life in the Western world for several centuries.
The political instabilities within Athens made the city vulnerable to attack from its rival, Sparta.
After the defeat of the invading Persians, tensions between Athens and Sparta began to escalate, which would ultimately result in an all-out war several decades later.
Themistocles convinced the Spartans to join the Athenians to fight and ultimately crush the Persians at the Battle of Plataea in 479 B.C.
The Spartans’ integral role in the victory over Persia changed the course of human history forever.
The elaborate social and political structure of Spartan society can teach us much about self-governance today.
The average time someone spends living as a refugee is 20 years. These weren’t refugees fleeing war and persecution, but poverty.
On top of all Europe’s problems has been added a humanitarian crisis, the likes of which Europe has not seen since the end of World War II.
Hosting the Olympics is always a mess, but that could be minimized by one simple reform that returns to the ancient roots of the games.
Republicans just ruined their best chance to put the Highway Trust Fund back on track.
The world is preparing for war, but not in Europe, where Daft Punk’s beat goes on.
Greece has largely created its own economic crisis, and it’s time for a reckoning.
Are there any success stories based on tax hikes or bigger government? Ask Puerto Rico.
Since there’s evil in the world, someone needs to make weapons to help defend the innocent. Pope Francis should know this. His own Church might not exist without them.
No one really acts as if Islam and Christianity are an equal threat. So what exactly causes one religion to be more violent?
I very rarely feel sorry for statists. But I get especially irked when their authoritarian policies hurt the most vulnerable in society.
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