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.
What happens when international contacts take place with the aim of being used as domestic propaganda to support the idea of a new and improved Greece.
Even though some things have progressed since the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government came to power (the project received the approval of the Central Archaeological Council, for instance), the process halted over the construction permit.
The Israeli economy went through an evaluation of its own long before Greece and did so without anyone asking for it.
With their mudslinging against journalists, various populists have made an important gain. They can do as they please, spending taxpayers’ money without any accountability.
The country’s biggest transport organization is entering the electronic age with all the slipshod amateurism that characterizes all of the new technologies/programs that the government has been forced to implement.
From the moment that public money is being spent, there should be oversight and the government has a duty to publish all of the facts.