Great courage in Baltimore but cowardice in Athens
Aristotle is a rock of wisdom and a refuge in grief. Last week, he cast light on two tragedies: that of the Davis Ryan family of Baltimore, and that of Greece.
Let us begin with the devastating drownings in Baltimore. A line in the Irish Independent report leaped to the eye.
"Barry Ryan Sr heroically dived into the sea in a doomed bid to save his son and the young man's girlfriend, while shouting at his teenage daughter to run and raise the alarm."