Chalcis and Wuhan
Updated: Jan 26
Twin towns or sister cities were developed under Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 with the purpose of promoting cultural and commercial ties.
Aristotle's writing was central to the development of western liberalism. He was born in Stagira near Thessaloniki, Greece and died on the large island of Euboea in the town of Chalcis, Greece.
The current population of Chalcis is 102,000. Whereas the current population of Wuhan is 8,473,000. These two cities share almost nothing in common. Yet, they have been sister cities since May 11, 2017. May was an important month in the context of the Chinese cultural revolution under Mao. Other sister cities engaged by Wuhan are strategically and historically significant.
That a global pandemic initiated in a city twinned with the nondescript deathplace of a central figure in western liberal thought beckons consideration. Propaganda is sustained, rampant, and while lemmings do not run off cliffs todays humans would