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On Autarky

In traditional society, it is the principle of autarky, or self sufficiency, which guides economic development. That is to say, political and cultural development guides economics. Generally speaking, states raised money as needed to conduct specific campaigns, public works, and general maintenance of roads and public buildings. The idea of centering political and cultural developments […]

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Agis IV, Sparta’s great reformer king

All great cultures and nations that have arisen, and all those who are to come will one day decline and pass into history. This cyclical understanding is near universal. Societies do not decline however, entirely without an awareness of their decline. Like any organism that is sickly or wounded, society will show the symptoms of […]

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