Thursday, December 07, 2006


As the year winds down I have been looking back over some of the books I read earlier in 2006.

I had intended to avoid any politics on Crime Scraps, but I feel I can safely mention this book because although it tells the story of targeted assassinations, terror, torture and even a school massacre, the conflict ended some 2,436 years ago.

Victor Davis Hanson's A War Like No Other is a brilliant analysis of the Peloponnesian War with a cast that includes Alcibiades, Pericles, Sophocles and Plato.

It is a sobering book, and well worth reading if you have any interest in how classical studies can bring sense to our current world problems.


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