Merkel channels Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel


January 22, 2013: Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras translated remarks during Q & A at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC:

The day after a country like Greece leaves the Euro, the very next country that will seek to leave the eurozone would be our friends and allies, Germany. We know this very well and they know it as well.

December 19, 2013: German chancellor Angela Merkel translated remarks during EU Summit talks in Brussels:

We discussed whether Greece should leave the eurozone and how if that happened we would all have to abandon it at a later date.

SYRIZA: The generic opposition party

This is an article I wrote that was originally published on November 27 at The Press Project–International Edition.

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Guided by an apparent desire to oppose the ruling coalition at all costs, Greece΄s main opposition party is attempting to block legislation that would bring down generic drug prices by utilizing alarmist anti-science rhetoric. Continue reading

Greece Grapples with Blasphemy

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This is my op-ed that appears in the print edition of the April/May 2013 issue of Free Inquiry magazine.

Nowhere is the European crisis that followed the Wall Street crash of 2008—and especially the subsequent effort to combat it—felt more sharply than in Greece. The country is suffering an economic depression after five years of rapidly declining output with no end in sight as it fails to meet the demands of the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), who are since a 2010 bailout its largest creditors. Greece is also one of the largest entry points for immigrants into the EU—many of them asylum seekers—with the result that an estimated 10 percent of the population are not citizens and are widely portrayed in the local media as dangerous criminals.

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