Monday, February 4, 2013

Christopher Hitchens - Quote

Quote of Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011), British author, journalist and public speaker, whose subject of interest was politics, religion, history, biography and literature:

"...It took a very long time for Manolis Andronikos to locate the tombs of the Macedonian royal house, including that of King Philip. But a British classicist named Nicholas Hammond, who had worked with the Greek resistance during World War II, consulted all the ancient accounts he could find and pointed to Vergina, in Greek Macedonia. Dig there, he said. And Andronikos found it. The unmistakable Greekness of the trove is part of the reason that the Greek government is so upset at President Bush's recent decision to recognize former Yugoslav "Macedonia" under its assumed name..."

- Christopher Hitchens ("What made Alexander So Great", published in Slate, 29 November 2004)


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