Alexander von Humboldt was one of the greatest scientists of his time, a world-renowned figure for his many scientific discoveries, a revolutionary in his philosophical endeavors, a superb and extremely prolific writer and a friend and mentor to many other greats, not the least of whom were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Jefferson, Simón Bolívar and Charles Darwin.
Greece had to be saved. It had to be saved from that growing segment of European opinion that was sick of seeing a member country place its own legitimacy over that of 18 other members. It had to be saved from itself and from the sentiment that Greece was being prescribed remedies that were akin to a cup of hemlock. But most of all, it had to be saved -- imperatively -- for three reasons.
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