In Elgin Marbles Dispute, Greeks Need To Change Course

“Far be it from me to advise Greek ministers. Nevertheless, they are getting their tactics wrong over the interminable saga of the Elgin Marbles. … No argument goes on for this long — it has been simmering for around 200 years now — without both sides having a certain amount of justice in their cause. Let’s grant the Greeks that. The weak point of their case, though, is that it’s based on old-fashioned nationalism.”