Category Archives: Comment

A warning from Athens

By Daniel Trilling In Greece, the far right has taken advantage of public anxiety caused by hyper-austerity, stoking xenophobia and violence. But the country’s experience is by no means unique. It’s Saturday morning in Athens and the players are taking … Continue reading

Trading places

By Nick Malkoutzis Commentary on current political situation in Greece by Nick Malkoutzis, Deputy editor of Greece’s daily English language newspaper, Kathimerini: What a delicious irony that on Monday – the day that at least one paper carried a headline … Continue reading

History Shows Why Germany Should Help Greece

By John Sfakianakis Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has at last opened the door to the possibility of writing off Greek debts, but only several years from now. As they decide on the right thing to do, Germans should take a … Continue reading

Love or nothing: The real Greek parallel with Weimar

By Paul Mason   Of all the operas written during Germany’s Weimar Republic (1919-33), probably the most haunting is the last. Kurt Weill’s The Silver Lake, written with playwright Georg Kaiser, tells the story of two losers – a good-hearted … Continue reading

In Athens – Richard Clogg

By Richard Clogg   On 26 April 1941, the day before the German army raised the swastika over the Acropolis, Homer Davis, president of Athens College, was entrusted by the Greek War Relief Association with changing two million dollars into … Continue reading

A Greek tragedy – Medhi Hasan

By Medhi Hasan   The sense of powerlessness, of being bossed around by bigger and richer neighbours has emboldened Greece’s far right. “Insanity,” Albert Einstein is said to have once remarked, “is doing the same thing over and over again … Continue reading

Why are you afraid of the Greeks, Mr Cameron?

By Nick Malkoutzis   British Prime Minister David Cameron is a worried man these days. He has every right to be. An opinion poll earlier this month gave the Labour Party a 14-point lead over the Conservatives, the largest for … Continue reading

The Challenges of the Greek Left After the Election

The Challenges of the Greek Left After the Election [3 tapes]  – Recorded in Toronto, 19 June 2012.   Leo Panitch, Professor of Political Economy at York University, talks about the austerity crisis in Greece and the potential for the left parties … Continue reading

Scandal! Germany’s Financial Times calls Greeks to vote for ND

Posted by keeptalkinggreece in Politics Unbelievable! Financial Times Germany (FTD) calls Greeks to cast their vote on Sunday in favor of pro-bailout conservative Nea Dimocratia! In the unprecendeted bold op-ed article with the title “Resist to the  Demagogue” Financial Times Deutschland claims this is its … Continue reading

Slavoj Zizek: The heart of the people of Europe beats in Greece