20 March 2013
Egyptian kings loved their massive mega projects, all built to announce their greatness as well as to instil awe and fear among the populace. Today, all around the world, we see the same mad egotism practised by the powerful.
In the published version, I had to replace the passages in red (above) with the following:
The peasants of ancient Thebes three thousand years ago can only dream of the
kind of power that we 21st century “peasants” collectively have.