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British Prime Minister: ‘We won’t send Elgin Marbles back’

A question in the British Houses of Parliament about Greece’s potential financial meltdown took on an historical air when it was finished by a call to return the Elgin / Parthenon Marbles back to Greece. The marbles had been bought by Lord Elgin from the region’s then owners, but the current Greek government would like them back. British Prime Minister David Cameron responded “I’m afraid I don’t agree … the short answer is that we’re not going to lose them.” (Cited from the Guardian) You can read more about the marbles here, and give your view here.

Applying General Patton’s Story to Japan’s Prime Minister

Reprinted from the Washington Post section On Leadership
The Question: How likely is it the horrific tragedy in Japan will rewrite Prime Minister Kan’s story, from that of an unpopular politician facing scandal to a strong leader guiding a country through crisis?
“What have you done for me lately?” The answer in the case of Prime Minister [...]