Tag Archives: Thucydides

Kalev ‘s Anti-Blog: Words Fail

By Kalev Pehme In an essay on Thucydides, Leo Strauss writes: “Wisdom cannot be show by being spoken of. How then can it be shown at all? Wisdom is the highest form of the life of man. How can the … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The American Military is a Teaching Machine

George W’s failure in Iraq and Afghanistan was owing to the fact that he doesn’t know anything about education, not being educated himself. While he took a very Wilsonian approach to spreading democracy, he didn’t understand that the American military … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The Overture of Herodotus’ ‘Inquiries’

By Kalev Pehme I am struck by how little is said about the overture of Herodotus’s great work, Inquiries. Even the young Seth Benardete goes to the punch-line of the joke very quickly without giving an detailed analysis of what … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Jihad and Peace

If war is natural to man, then it must have a metaphysical basis. Leo Strauss writes of Thucydides: “Human life moves between the poles of war and peace, or barbarism and Greekness, and of deed and speech. But this relationship … Continue reading

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