Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cyrus Cylinder and modern politics

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF WISHFUL-THINKING HEADLINES, brought to you by Ian Black in the Guardian: Can a text from ancient Persia break down mistrust between enemies?

Fortunately, the essay itself pretty much (and correctly) answers the question "no." See also the linked essay by Jacob Wright: The Cyrus Cylinder And A Dream For The Middle East. I have some similar comments here. More background here and many links.