And The Weak Suffer What They Must

Author: Yanis Varoufakis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473545684
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And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history, in order to save European capitalism and democracy from the abyss.

Adults In The Room

Author: Yanis Varoufakis
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374718423
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In Adults in the Room, the renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth.

Talking To My Daughter About The Economy

Author: Yanis Varoufakis
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374718431
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In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her ...

From Lambs To Lions

Author: Thomas Preston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742566309
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Future Security Relationships in a World of Biological and Nuclear Weapons
Thomas Preston. 1 The Challenge for Small States Seeking to Be Lions Rather
Than Lambs [Y]ou know as well as we do that, when these matters are discussed
by practical people, the standard of justice depends on the equality of power to
compel and that in fact the strong do what they have the power to do and the
weak accept what they have to accept. . . . So far as right and wrong are
concerned . . . there ...

Amor Mundi

Author: J.W. Bernauer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940093565X
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... strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.") According to the
Athenians, (and later to Machiavelli's fellow Florentines) as long as they
continued to enjoy a preponderance of force, rights were the prerogative of
superior power. It is only the weak, as long as they remain weak, who appeal to a
doctrine of natural rights, which they hope will hobble the powerful. While
Melians claim that rights are a function of shared humanity, the Athenians of
every age consider them ...

Patriotism And Other Mistakes

Author: George Kateb
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300138054
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It is easy to think that few events or conditions in politics should unsettle the
seasoned observer. Leaders and followers have all the familiar passions that
drive people to pursue their interests and to use force and fraud when rules and
conventions get in the way. What would one expect? Human beings are what
they are. As the ancient Athenians put it, ''The strong do what they can and the
weak suffer what they must'' (Thucydides, V:81, p. 381). If the weak became
strong they would ...

Classical Philosophy

Author: Peter Adamson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191662046
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Instead, they point out that they are powerful, whereas the Melians are weak.
Their argument is simple: join us, or be smashed. The Melians opted not to join
Athens, and were duly smashed. The men of the island were massacred, the
women and children sold into slavery, and the island made into an Athenian
colony. As Thucydides has the Athenians observe, “the strong do what they can,
and the weak suffer what they must.”1 Actually, this traditional translation of
Thucydides' famous ...

The Great Powers And The International System

Author: Bear F. Braumoeller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139560441
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What makes their dialogue especially noteworthy is the Athenians' bald
statement at the onset that, in their negotiations, the Melians should not appeal to
the Athenians' sense of justice, because, quite simply, “the strong do what they
can and the weak suffer what they must.” The sphere of power is independent of
the sphere of justice, rendering the state an autonomous actor, able to pursue its
own interests, limited only by its own capabilities. Millennia later, in an era in
which Great ...

Israelis And Palestinians

Author: Moshé Machover
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608461688
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... Melians: “ e strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” We
may question the second half of this statement if it means accepting oppression
without struggle, without resistance; even the weak can take defensive action. But
the first half is undoubtedly true. How may the Hebrew nation, or a majority of it,
be induced to give up its present oppressive privilege and overwhelming
dominant position? What means of coercion or persuasion, what combination of
pressures ...

Bodies In Society

Author: Margaret R. Miles
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874531
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From the fifth century BCE forward, the spoken or unspoken law of Western
societies has been that the strong take what they will and the weak suffer what
they must. The Greeks, who articulated this description of aggression, did not
attempt to sweeten it with the rationalization that it was good for the weak to suffer
. No heavenly reward that would eventually compensate the sufferer was posited.
The Greeks simply acknowledged a brutal law of the jungle. In Christianity,
however ...