Saturday, November 5, 2011

Zeus, Ulysses, Pericles, Merkel and central bankers

Read below my comments on "Modern Greece’s real problem? Ancient Greece" by George Zarkadakis in The Washington Post.

I disagree with most of the points of the article/opinion by Mr. Zarkadakis.

IMO the paradox is that Zeus and other Greek gods and goddesses, legends such as Ulysses and Achilles, real life ancient Athenians and mostly politicians even of the Pericles era would probably be considered more "unruly" and "less EUropean and EUROpean material/stuff" than modern Greece/Greeks, in the eyes of "purists" (to say the least) such as A. Merkel, central bankers, conservative US and European media, etc etc etc and of course "some" modern Greeks.

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