A Question of Truss

BY STEWART SLATER Different societies have developed different ways of dealing with failed leaders. The ancient Athenians used ostracism, exiling the offender from the city for 10 years. The Romans preferred their fallen heroes to make a more permanent exit, as did the Japanese (the novelist Yukio Mishima committed seppuku in 1970 after the inevitable failure of his laughably inept coup attempt). Gentler societies have … Continue reading A Question of Truss