Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Michael Lewis Goes Greek

Michael Lewis always delivers. He's easily my favorite magazine writer. Below is a link to his article on Greece:


My favorite sentence from the article: "In Greece the banks didn’t sink the country. The country sank the banks." Mr. Lewis also quotes the ancient orator Isocrates: “Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress.”

Bonus: if you haven't read Mr. Lewis's article on article on Iceland, you are missing out.

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