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Does Democracy Die where it was born this Sunday – paying homage at the Acropolis

Tom Winnifrith Saturday 4 July 2015

 

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Like all Hellenophiles my love of Greece is partly a love of the country today and partly a romanticised view of life in Ancient Greece. And so as the Greek referendum looms tomorrow one thinks naturally about how this place is the birthplace of democracy, of rule by the people.

And so tonight having shot some poverty porn and had a great meal in a restaurant next to where the Archbishop lives I headed up to the top of Athens, to the Acropolis. Of course it is closed for the night but as you look up you cannot but be impressed at the place and to think of its history.

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