Thucydides or Aeschylus?

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, who is as Eurosceptic as you would expect a former Telegraph Europe correspondent to be, has a piece comparing the treatment of the Greeks to that of the unfortunate Melians massacred at the hands of the Athenian army during the Peloponnesian war. I don’t think that the analogy works, because the Melians were […]

Lunchtime list for May 24th

Here are some thoughts on lunchtime reading for today: In the loop: Twitter’s transformation of British politics – The Independent’s John Rentoul writes about how his work of covering UK politics has been transformed by Twitter. Europe’s debt crisis and Keynes’ green cheese solution – Well-timed for today’s UK spending cuts announcement, Thomas Palley writes […]