Paul Rahe

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Paul A. Rahe is Professor of History at Hillsdale College, where he holds an endowed chair, and last year he was a National Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is author of Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution. His new book is The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge.

In this episode of In Conversation, Paul and Rob discuss the lessons of the ancient world for today, and the current Presidential race.

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  1. Dave Sussman Contributor

    What a treat. Thank you.

    The almost tacit growing alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia is today’s greatest story not being told. While SA will still not yet acknowledge Israels right to exist within it’s 1967 borders, Israel will fight with every bone in it’s being the Middle East Regulations sponsored by the Saudis. However, they are secretly working together to isolate their biggest enemy, Iran.

    Saudi royalty has demonstrated it’s desire to increase relations with Israel and is opening trade with them, including providing oil. This would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

    Ironically, it is the U.S. headed Iran Deal that has quickly changed the M.E. playing board. Suddenly, enemies of enemies are now becoming relative friends.

    Israel, Turkey, Egypt, the Gulf monarchies and Iran each are trying to secure a more solid foundation to grow their regional power, yet still very much rely on America sponsoring Riyadh and Tel-Aviv to ensure radical islamist Sunnis and Shiites don’t end up starting WW3.

    We are certainly living in interesting times.

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    • December 23, 2015, at 6:03 PM PST
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  2. Mate De Inactive

    Only Paul Rahe could make me part with my money to upgrade my account.

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    • December 23, 2015, at 8:03 PM PST
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  3. Spin Coolidge
    Spin Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Mate De:Only Paul Rahe could make me part with my money to upgrade my account.

    Well, I parted with it for a mug…

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    • December 24, 2015, at 2:48 PM PST
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  4. Norm Hapke Jr. Member
    Norm Hapke Jr. Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I did it for Ricochet. This is just a lagniappe.

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    • January 5, 2016, at 10:14 PM PST
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