Thursday July 2nd 2015
always know you by the fearsome sharpness of your
sword." The Greek Anthem composed in the 1820's and
adopted as the Greek National Anthem following their
independence from the Ottoman. It's also been called The
Hymn to Liberty. It's been performed at the close of the
Modern Olympic Games since the 1890's. And the question
might be, why mention this?
correspondent has been trying to understand The Greek Credit
Crisis, and this Sunday's Greek referendum on whether Greece
should accept the conditions placed upon the Greeks by the
banks. And though the Hellenes are far away, and though I've
no idea what Liberty might actually be, I'm inclined toward
the idea that the banks are the Modern Ancient Persians.
Darius and Xerxes. But there'll be no Salamis, I'm guessing.