Thucydides takes Hollywood.

Below is a scene from the summer blockbuster 'Wonder Woman' featuring a conversation between General Erich Ludendorff (real Prussian general responsible for Germany’s military policy and strategy in latter years of WWI) and Wonder Woman, who is named Diana.

Wonder Woman and the Thucydides Trap

Photo by Clay Enos - ©2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC

General Ludendorff: “Enjoying the party?”

Wonder Woman (Diana): “I confess I’m not sure what we’re celebrating tonight.”

General Ludendorff: “A German victory, of course.”

Wonder Woman (Diana): “Victory? When I hear peace is so close?”

General Ludendorff: “Peace is only an armistice in an endless war.”

Wonder Woman (Diana): “Thucydides.”

General Ludendorff: “You know your Ancient Greeks. They understood that War is a God. A God that requires human sacrifice.”

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