Thucydides on Revolution and the Meaning of Words

“The regular meaning of words changed to fit the state of affairs. Insane risk was now bravery for an ally; careful forethought was cowardice; moderation was considered an excuse for being unmanly; circumspection was an unwillingness to commit; heedless attacks was termed manly behavior, and self-defense was a bland excuse for conspiracy”
https://sententiaeantiquae.com/2016/10/19/thucydides-on-revolution-and-the-meaning-of-words/

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