The Elgin Marbles: Should They Be Returned to Greece? Paperback – 20 Nov 1997
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About the Author
Christopher Hitchens lives in Washington and writes for Vanity Fair and The Nation. His previous books include Blood, Class and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies, International Territory: the United Nations 1945-95 (with Adam Bartos) and For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports, all from Verso. Robert Browning was Professor Emeritus in Classics at the University of London and the author of numerous books and articles on ancient Greece. Graham Binns has worked in the Arts Council and in the broadcasting and communications industries, during the course of which he became a Philhellene. In 1997 he succeeded Robert Browning as Chairman of the British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles in 1997.
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Hitchens sets out his stall from the outset as to why he feels that Elgin's actions were morally wrong. He then goes on to counter every argument laid forth by The British Museum over the years.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of visiting or has recently visited The British Museum in London.
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to the place that they were created. It is time for the British government to correct their "Double Sin" that they have committed. Their original sin committed by their Lord Elgin, and the sin of the crime of our civilization of the 21st century that violates the values and
the principles of the legal and moral law by keeping the marbles in their British museum. The marbles are children of the Parthenon , and they belong to the Parthenon - they belong to Greece. The stealing and raping of the marbles of the Parthenon by the lord Elgin will always be an illegal and immoral stigma for the governments of the United Kingdom -until they will return the marbles of the Parthenon to Greece.