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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The "F" Stands for Ephialtes

Jen Martinez at A Collection of Thoughts has an essay from Ray Calafell, Special Forces vet of Vietnam and Florida attorney.

The ancient Greeks were fond of democracy, loved to speak of it, debate it,
theorize about it. When it came time to defend it, however, it seems that the
Athenians were something less than enthusiastic about strapping on a short
sword, hefting a shield and marching off to the ramparts. In fact, one of the
great lessons in military history deals with not only the few saving the many,
but also of betrayal of the few by one.

Go there and read the rest.


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