Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Varoufakis paraphrases a classic

Yanis Varoufakis gave a speech on August 23; actually he says "Sunday August 25" but the 25th was a Tuesday and the related YouTube video is dated August 23. (The Athens Spring lives on! Speech at Frangy-en-Bresse, with Arnaud Montebourg 08/25/2015)

From the full text:

Let me tell you why I am here with words I have borrowed from a famous old manifesto. I am here because:

A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of democracy. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: The state-sponsored bankers and the Eurogroup, the Troika and Dr Schäuble, Spain’s heirs of Franco’s political legacy and the SPD’s Berlin leadership, Baltic governments that subjected their populations to terrible, unnecessary recession and Greece’s resurgent oligarchy.

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