Published 09/11/2011 | 05:00
•The sound of the global financial crash or the dismantling of democracy? The first is a given, but like the Twin Towers, the edifice will take some time to disintegrate fully after sustaining the initial hits.
Given that an unelected triumvirate is now ruling both Ireland and Greece, the second also holds. Not forgetting Portugal, to be followed by several other states, with what's left of the EU being run by a duumvirate.
It's hardly the democracy that the ancient Greeks had in mind.