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Comment Is Free: In Greece, the painful start of the first advanced-democracy revolution by Matina Stevis
I was born and raised in Athens. As a journalist on the ground yesterday, one of the country's darkest days in its post-junta history, I had to answer those questions. But I won't here: I write this as an Athenian, not a journalist.


I spoke to a young municipal policewoman in her late 20s on Stadiou Street, a big road leading to Syntagma. She warned me to not go to the square. She broke down in tears and asked: "What have we done to each other?"


I am certain that Syntagma is the locus of the first advanced-democracy revolution we have ever seen. It is amorphous, apolitical, ill-guided at times and unguided mostly. It is painful and destructive, as all revolutions have been, and it's only just beginning.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jun 30th, 2011 at 12:27:57 PM EST

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