Newell Reviews 'The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy'
April 18, 2018
Life Among the Lacedaemonians
Review: Paul Rahe, 'The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy'
By: Waller R. Newell
January 22, 2017
Paul Rahe combines the chops of a professional historian with a masterly grasp of political philosophy. He is also a shrewd analyst of human character. These talents came together in his splendid studies of Anglo-American republicanism, and how the combustible fusion of Machiavelli and the Reformation exploded in the English civil wars between Parliament and Crown.