I am Greek and I wanna go home


Definition of hypocrisy: The British government bans Kelly Clarkson from taking Jane Austen’s ring out of the country which she paid £150,000 for at a UK auction, but has absolutely no regrets having its museums stuffed with «acquired» archaeological artefacts.

(If the Caryatid from the Erechtheion could cry, enraged stony tears would flood the Thames.)

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A Modest Proposal


By Stephen Fry
December 19th, 2011

Greece is the Word

I have a modest proposal that might simultaneously celebrate the life of Christopher Hitchens, strengthen Britain’s low stock in Europe and allow us to help a dear friend in terrible trouble.

Perhaps the most beautiful and famous monument in the world is the Doric masterpiece atop the citadel, or Acropolis, of Athens. It is called the Parthenon, the Virgin Temple dedicated to Pallas Athene, the goddess of wisdom who gave the Greek capital its name.

 

Parthenon – west side © A Sampson 2009 Συνέχεια