Arnold Toynbee was a British historian who has authored twelve-volume analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations. Once maggotsontheweb promoted his views on the alleged Greekness of Macedonia. But, they intentionally did not see the reverse side of the coin. Toynbee criticized what he called as 'historical sentiment', that is arguments taken out from conditions that once existed or were supposed to exist, but which are no longer real at the present moment. According him, Greek nationalists insist so strongly on the traditions about Alexander the Great, though they have been buried with the drift of time. The annexation of Macedonia by Greece is compared with the similar annexation of Tripoli by Italy.

Nationality & the war, Arnold Joseph Toynbee, 1915

So even a historian with Greek sympathies, condemn the Greek chauvinism on Macedonia.