Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
But we see the artificial divisions in America now just as they were in Greece. It's not only race that keeps the lower middle and working class separated. It's indoctrination and ideology. The Tea Party is weird and can't be explained easily.

In Greece, however, you have to overcome not only the divisions between the public and private spheres, but the remnants of the Civil War. This too is steeped in ideology. I think the documentary was well done and highly informative (the napalm video horrific!), but at the same time, while it acknowledged abuses by EAM (in terms of punishing traitors, perceived and real), it focused much more on the abuses of the royalists. The people in the video were Committed (with a capital C in the old Communist sense of the word) whereas most of the Greeks I know from the mountains were deeply ambivalent. And the ideological splits in Greek society seem to this day based on the specter of that ambivalence.

In many ways, it's similar to the USA.

by Upstate NY on Fri Sep 30th, 2011 at 09:06:29 AM EST
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