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  • Socrates, the central figure of Bettany Hughes's delightful, if occasionally exasperating, book, was born in 469 B.C.—a long generation after Athens's democratic revolution—and died in 399 B.C., two generations before the Greek world reached its apex of population, economic success and democratization.

    Handing Out Knives to Madmen

  • With Greece mired in recession not seen since the reintroduction of democracy in 1974, and Athens's historic centre so crime-ridden that even its mayor recently conceded that he felt unsafe at night walking its streets, Papandreou's targets, then, might seem a bit of a pipe dream.

    Greece: 'Only tourism can save our bankrupt land'

  • Simon Nixon's article " Don't Believe Greek Myths " Heard on the Street, June 24 outlines the merits of prolonging the Greek debt crisis until time heals Athens's wounds.

    An Elegant Solution For Athens

  • Last week, under intense pressure from global leaders fearful of the repercussions of Europe's mounting debt crisis, eurozone members agreed to cut Athens's debts by 50% and provide €130bn £112bn in additional rescue loans to supplement a bailout fund put together with the International Monetary Fund last year.

    Greece throws euro bailout into fresh crisis

  • Simon Nixon's article " Don't Believe Greek Myths " Heard on the Street, June 24 outlines the merits of prolonging the Greek debt crisis until time heals Athens's wounds.

    An Elegant Solution For Athens

  • World-Wide *** Germany is continuing its push for controls over Athens's budget, despite being rebuffed by Greece and other euro-zone countries.

    What's News—

  • Athens's plans for structural reform and privatization resemble Soviet Five Year Plans: They look good on paper but have absolutely no bearing on reality.

    The Reality of Greece's 'Reforms'

  • Meanwhile, investors dismissed reassurances by European officials that Greece won't have to restructure its debt, driving Athens's two-year-note yield toward 20%.

    Dow Sinks 140 Points, Worst Fall in Month

  • Athens's major political parties spent last night huddled in a room deciding the composition of the next government.

    Pandemonium in Greek

  • FRANKFURT—Former Bundesbank chief Axel Weber said Europe needs to consider guaranteeing all Greece's outstanding debt because Athens's only viable alternative is a messy default that would be more costly and risk sparking broader financial turmoil.

    Germany's Weber Slams Rescue Efforts

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