Mark Mazower: Greece and Turkey’s Population Exchange, 3 August 2006
Show More Twice a Stranger: How Mass Expulsion Forged Modern Greece and Turkey by Bruce Clark.
Granta, 274 pp., £20, March 2006, 1 86207 752 5Show More
“... Live your myth in Greece,’ the Greek National Tourism Office urges us. This summer’s posters feature a young couple, children running along the beach behind them, while an anonymous columned temple hovers implausibly in the Aegean haze. Greece, it seems, has no history except ancient history. In Turkey, too, you can swim in the morning, and climb up to the theatre of ancient Pergamon the same afternoon ...”