Someone once said that those who forget history are bound to repeat it. Perhaps we should also add those who "misinterpret history" are bound to draw the wrong lessons. A few weeks ago I wrote a short post about "Black Tuesday" and the Fall of Constantinople. The loss of "the City" is indelibly etched in the mind of every Greek, except maybe those who have forgotten who they are. Shortly thereafter I received the following comment from George:
I don't like Mondays. Especially since Monday, April 12, 1204 when a gem of civilization was destroyed. By contrast, in 1453, a Venetian-Genoese trading center, through which Venice and Genoa maintained a monopoly of trade to the exclusion of Greeks, was taken over.