About two decades ago I met a civil engineering colleague of mine, a politically conservative person, in a suburb of Athens. We started a conversation about current events. It so happened that the most important event, at the time, was the usual threat of a war between the Turks and the Greeks. I said to him that a war between Greece and Turkey is ‘impossible’, because the Greeks number 10 million and the Turks 80 million. His answer: “Yes, but the Greeks have psyche!” That is, the Greeks are courageous.
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