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How Alliances Made Athens Great
The ancient Athenians manipulated their allies, spreading democracy and providing protection, always with their own interests first. Trump could learn something.
- Nikos Konstandaras
- The New York Times
ATHENS — In his declared intention to “Make America Great Again,” President Trump appears set on destroying the foundations of American greatness.
The multinational organizations and agreements that established peace and stability, and encouraged economic growth for some seven decades, were designed principally by Americans.
They organized the world pretty much the way that suited them, and…