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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.

Kostan 1aThe 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…

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