Monday, July 6, 2015

And He Made A Fig With His Fist

I have written about the institution of dueling before. It occurs to me after reading this that had dueling survived the civilizing purges of the Progressive Era, the public would, on the margins, be robbed of the pleasure of witnessing a temporary bureaucrat speak with deliberate insolence to members of the neos aristoi. Under a dueling standard, Varoufakis would have issued what US jurisprudence refers to as "fighting words."

As is, he's just delightfully snotty.

Whether the Greek people will be better off is a matter for macroeconomists to decide.

"I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride."

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Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?