J. E. Lendon

 

On his book Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

Cover Interview of January 05, 2011

Lastly

The reader of Song of Wrath should depart delighted by a good read, and with interest piqued in the ancient Greeks.  The reader of Song of Wrath should depart excited at the prospect of reading Thucydides, the ancient master upon whose work Song of Wrath is based.  And finally, the reader of Song of Wrath should depart with a new set of paradigms for understanding relations between states—a system grounded in national honor and furious emotion—alien to the contemporary West, but extremely useful for understanding the often-puzzling behavior of modern states like China, North Korea, and Iran, and the motivations of individuals like Osama Bin Laden.


© 2010 J. E. Lendon