It's the Vegan Orbital Fort
For some reason, Spengler's discussion of whether the recent nonsense near Gaza is part of an attempt at reviving the Ottoman Empire reminded me of the Vegan orbital fort in Cities in Flight by James Blish.
Let's see… If the Vegan orbital fort tried playing “good cop–bad cop” with respect to the Hamiltonians…
Addendum: I just realized people who aren't SF fans are wondering why fanatic vegetarians need an orbital fort (besides defense against cannibals). Let's just say that the Cities in Flight included an orbital fort built by an former empire with its capital at Vega and that the fort made an attempt at reviving the long-obsolete empire.