Greek Mythologies Update: The Fault Line Widens

Greek Mythologies Update: The Fault Line Widens

As the tension between Greece and Germany (as the financial leader of the EU) continues, old stories are oozing out. Last week, Bild, a leading German news magazine, published an editorial under the blazing banner: “Nein! Keine weiteren Milliarden für die gierigen Griechen!” (“No! No more millions for the greedy Greeks!”) The choice of “greedy” evoked old stereotypes of … Continue reading

Greek Mythologies

Greek Mythologies

Three weeks ago in Greece, the Syriza Party (described as “radical leftist” by some Western papers) won a decisive victory, sweeping to power on a promise to reverse years of austerity policies imposed by the European Commission. In Athens, the outcome was greeted as the triumph of hope. Party leader Alexis Tsipras declared victory over … Continue reading