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Europe, Grexit and Terminus

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Time and money run short for Greece. The submission of a new reform package to the Eurogroup has not made much impression; no one has bothered to schedule an earlier meeting than the one already planned for 11 May. Mr. Tsipras has had to work hard to put together even this modest list, with a […]

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Europe’s Rendezvous with Reality

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During last Friday’s frantic negotiations between Greece and the Eurogroup, Greece blinked first. Despite all the vitriol thrown at Alexis Tsipras and Syriza for being “radicals”, “revolutionaries” and “populist demagogues”, the Greek government rejected all but the most orthodox of solutions to their financial problems. Europe’s “darlings of the extreme left” have turned out to […]

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Round 5 and Greece is Winning

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Alex Tsipras has been called the most dangerous man in Europe, reviled as a modern Goth set to destroy the edifice of the EU, a foolhardy populist whose view of economics and finance is closer to Stalin than to Schäuble. Most of the defamation heaped upon the leader of Syriza was in the two or three […]

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Syriza Sets Europe’s Establishment Atremble

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Yesterday Greece voted for a new government. They came out in the tens of thousands: the impoverished, the unemployed, and the down-and-out. Workers who had lost their jobs and benefits; small business owners who were crushed by taxes imposed to bridge Greece’s yawning deficits; grandparents who suddenly had their children and grandchildren return to live […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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