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 […]

Intelligence Squared debating democracy in India

You’ve probably come across Intelligence Squared, who run paid-attendance public debates in London with a range of pretty decent speakers. Their next one is about democracy, not in the UK but in India, and the motion is “Democracy is India’s Achilles Heel”. They have Patrick French and Counselage India MD Suhel Seth for, and William Dalrymple […]