A City Is Born

Review: Anthony Everitt, 'The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization'

Grecian skies were not luminous with free thought at the very beginning; they took a while to brighten, and daylight did not last long.

A Democratic History of Ancient Greece

Review: Josiah Ober, ‘The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece’

Temple of Olympian ZeusAlexis de Tocqueville observed that historians writing in aristocratic ages tend to emphasize the role of great individuals and of chance, while historians who write in democratic eras are “not only prone to assign a great cause to every incident, but they are also given to connect incidents together, so as to deduce a system from them.” Alexis de Tocqueville, it is fair to say, had Josiah Ober and his colleagues figured.

Greek Foreign Minister Visits Israel Amid Debt Crisis

Will meet with chairman of Israel’s National Economic Council

JERUSALEM—Greece’s foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias, who arrived in Israel Tuesday to strengthen bilateral relations, will reportedly receive tips on how a neighboring country on the Mediterranean coast managed to climb out of the financial depths to achieve international economic success.

Will to Power

D.C. confab organizes to fight rise of fascism

Nazism is on the rise across the globe, according to international and U.S. lawmakers who gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a conference aimed at combatting the Nazi threat.