Thursday, November 29, 2007

How Pericles dealt with hecklers

From Plutarch's Lives:
Once in the market he was abused and reviled for hours by an idle hooligan and uttered not a word in reply. The hooligan continued his tirade all the way to Pericles' home when darkness fell. Pericles sent out a servant with a lantern to escort the hooligan to his own home.
Who among our current crop of politicians would exhibit such dignity and courtesy?

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