Victor Davis Hanson goes to the seashore

In Jules Dassin’s 1960 film Never on Sunday, an American tourist tries to redeem the Piraeus whore Illia by showing her the treasures of classical Greece. At Athens’ ancient amphitheater, they see Euridipes’ tragedy Medea, in which the eponymous heroine murders her two sons by the faithless Jason. As the actors take their final bow, Illia laughs and claps, […]