For five years, SYRIZA allied themselves with the most populist and dangerous version of the right.
The latest development in our domestic event horizon was that the main opposition, a party of “the radical left,” accused the government of being on the far right and, at the same time, of being too defensive on national issues.
Faced with the big challenge of the refugee/migrant crisis, we have to discuss all the possible solutions for the country in a sober manner.
The twin refugee and immigration crisis is a major challenge and those in positions of responsibility need to explain to citizens just how difficult a challenge it is.
The immigration/refugee crisis is an international challenge that is bigger than individual governments and countries, even the big and powerful ones.
Tsipras is yearning for the days of 2014 again, but it will never happen. Social and political circumstances have changed too much.
Given that 27.3 percent of students in Greece have trouble understanding simple texts, there is no point debating the “national” or “social” character of history lessons.
Democracy is time-consuming, regardless whether Greece – or any other country for that matter – “cannot wait.”
Fake news is a global problem, but this is not rooted in the nature of new media; it is principally caused by the good old art of distortion.
The momentum right now is positive, but it is geared by expectations. It will be maintained and strengthened only if promises are implemented.
The absurdity that is the [university] asylum law, a law that is of use only to troublemakers, needs to be abolished; but at the same time we need to safeguard freedom of speech.
What kind of transparency can we hope to have in a country where the legal framework facilitates the rhetorical cover-up of such cases?
Murphy’s law – whatever can go wrong will go wrong – always comes into play when governments are on their way out, for the simple reason that their strength when it comes to reacting to or bouncing back from mishaps is lessened.
The problem in Greece is not that history repeats itself, but that it always repeats itself as a tragedy rather than a farce.
Terrorism cannot be explained without economic history professor Carlo M. Cipolla’s third and golden law of human stupidity.
The worst response to corruption is voting for politicians who promise quick and radical solutions, meaning a fix that sidesteps the sticky process of rule of law.
In almost any other country – even Greece in days gone by – MinDef Kammenos would have been ousted for defying the government line and presenting his own foreign policy.
The simplified history that we are all taught, wedded with the necessary myths to wrap up the narrative, is the fertile ground where nationalist populism blossoms.
Who are we trying to kid and for how long will we keep on kidding ourselves, when the snake is already out of its basket and spitting venom?
Despite all manner of legal acrobatics to safeguard intellectual property, this understandably remains outside the purview of the old rules for the simple reason that the notion of ownership of information is meaningless.
The waste of police resources is effectively a result of ridiculous prejudices.