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Better Classicists Needed

By Matthew Yglesias

"Better Classicists Needed"

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Well, it’s hard to say. Maybe we just need classicists with better political judgment. But Victor Davis Hanson’s continuing inability to see the parallels between Iraq and the Athenian campaign in Sicily is pretty damn weird. I mean, clearly, there are differences — we have airplanes, they spoke Greek, etc., etc,. etc. but it’s still pretty freaking obvious.

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