If you think the GOP is sick of Michael Moore, imagine how the rulers of ancient Athens felt about Euripides. This fifth-century B.C.E. playwright repeatedly critiqued the Greek military mindset with caustic stage visions of the culture's oldest myths. Critics have accused Euripides of overly domesticating his material, reducing high tragedy to extreme soap. But his examinations of the ways in which individuals and countries participate in their own destruction continue to resonate eerily... More >>>