The Peloponnesian War and American Democracy

Thucydides’ books on the Peloponnesian War relate the war between Athens and Sparta from 431 to 404 BC that ended with the fall of the Athenian Empire. His books established him as a preeminent historian. The Peloponnesian War remains relevant because of its lessons on power, democracy, and human nature. The Politic interviews Donald Kagan, …