Give Back the Parthenon Marbles!! 

For years I have argued against holidays and giving back the Elgin Marbles. I was wrong about both.

A funny thing happens when you wander round the Acropolis Museum in Athens…

Travel loosens the mind. Whoever would preserve the strength of his opinions, whether about people or places, is advised to stay at home. Take what has just happened to me as the living proof of this. After 10 days in Athens and Crete – my first visit to either – I am returned in a sort of convictional turmoil, with few of my certitudes intact.

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