…In Athens, where denizens seem to have decided the best way of showing their displeasure at being told their subsidized lifestyles are being curtailed is to burn the ancient ‘cradle of democracy.’
I suspect as more nations face the fiscal reality that ‘entitlements’ are out of control, that we’ll see more such temper tantrums.
“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams