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”Thucydides is often associated with hard-edged realism, as in the quote “the strong do what they will, the weak suffer what they must.” So it’s easy to see why politicians striking tough-guy poses profess their appreciation. But it’s important to remember that those views are one thread in a tapestry—Thucydides recounts the views of the war’s combatants, but he doesn’t endorse them. In fact, the states that profess those hard-edged sentiments are plunged into ruin by them.”

Från artikeln Det blir krig, av Anders G. Romarheim leder Senter for Internasjonal Sikkerhet ved Institutt for Forsvarsstudier (IFS)