Chapter X of Thucydides 'History of the Peloponnesian War'
Thucydides lived through that war that lasted 30 years and wrote about as it happened 2400 years ago. How little have we changed since then could be read from today's headlines. In fact, it was doing some reading earlier and some writing elsewhere that I recalled, as I have many times, the words above. Anyone who makes the study of history his own will often know what outcomes
result from any given action or lack of action. Reading this was depressing since it pretty much sums up the current and future state of affairs in this country. Trust has left the continent.