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 June 15th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: Football: a dear friend to capitalism – This article is what happens when a humourless, politics-obsessed academic encounters the World Cup. It's all a gruesome capitalist distraction, apparently. Merkel’s paralysis – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing difficult pooitical times as her […]