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Thomas Friedman Op-Ed Generator: Greece: the Beginning or the End? (July 21, 2015)
What has been going on in Greece is truly historic, and it has been on my mind ever since it began. What's important, however, is that we focus on what this means to the people. The current administration seems too caught up in dissecting the macro-level situation to pay attention to how their people are doing. Just call it missing the myths for the lie.


So what should we do about the chaos in Greece? Well, it's easier to start with what we should not do. We should not let seemingly endless frustrations cause the people of Greece to doubt their chance at progress. Beyond that, we need to be careful to nurture the seeds of democratic ideals. The opportunity is there, but I worry that the path to moderation is so poorly marked that Greece will have to move down it very slowly. And of course Athens needs to come to the table.


I don't know what Greece will be like a few years from now, but I do know that it will remain true to its cultural heritage, even if it looks very different from the country we see now. I know this because, through all the disorder, the people still haven't lost sight of their dreams.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 21st, 2015 at 12:33:38 PM EST
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