How the Thucydides Trap Explains America’s Political Polarization

A classical geopolitical theory explains current US politics and provides a warning for our future.

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The historian Thucydides proclaimed that the Peloponnesian War was made inevitable by the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta. The rise of a new power was perceived as…




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