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byronius

(7,463 posts)
Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:30 AM Nov 2020

Remember when an old enemy talked the rich people of a country into giving up democracy for power?

Everyone lost everything to a nation of enslavers.

And the four hundred wealthy betrayers of a century-old democracy, what happened to them?

Oh, they got theirs in the end, lemmetellya. Not so smart after all.

And this is exactly where I'm at in Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War -- Persia talks the wealthy of Athens into overthrowing the democracy and installing an oligarchy by promising military aid; but Tissaphernes is just playing the Spartans off against the Athenians as a tactic.

They both lost in the end.

Something seems so familiar about this...



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Remember when an old enemy talked the rich people of a country into giving up democracy for power? (Original Post) byronius Nov 2020 OP
Rinse and repeat. safeinOhio Nov 2020 #1
Yep. People, as a whole, aren't into learning from the past. Add to that the disdain for Nay Nov 2020 #3
Bravo my friend disalitervisum Nov 2020 #2

Nay

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3. Yep. People, as a whole, aren't into learning from the past. Add to that the disdain for
Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:43 AM
Nov 2020

experts, the well-educated, and general common sense, well, you've got a clusterfuck.

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