To surrender Palmyra is to betray civilisation itself

21 May 2015 - 02:07
By Boris Johnson, ┬ęThe Daily Telegraph

The other day, I was trying to persuade a political friend of the urgency of doing something to save Palmyra. To be fair to him he understood the horror of what could happen in the next few days. My friend had never been to the ancient city, so I tried to evoke the glory of the colonnades, the temples, the sculptures.

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