A couple of days ago, I made the claim that the ancient Greek historian, Thucydides, would be able to appear on Fareed Zakaria GPS - hell, even Charlie Rose - and be right in the swing of things in no time.
Thought I would use today to give you a sampling of quotes from
The History Of The Peloponnesian War
For the love of gain would reconcile the weaker to the dominion of the stronger, and the possession of capital enabled the more powerful to reduce the smaller cities to subjection. Book I, 1.8