Murphy’s law – whatever can go wrong will go wrong – always comes into play when governments are on their way out, for the simple reason that their strength when it comes to reacting to or bouncing back from mishaps is lessened.
The problem in Greece is not that history repeats itself, but that it always repeats itself as a tragedy rather than a farce.
Terrorism cannot be explained without economic history professor Carlo M. Cipolla’s third and golden law of human stupidity.
The worst response to corruption is voting for politicians who promise quick and radical solutions, meaning a fix that sidesteps the sticky process of rule of law.
In almost any other country – even Greece in days gone by – MinDef Kammenos would have been ousted for defying the government line and presenting his own foreign policy.
The simplified history that we are all taught, wedded with the necessary myths to wrap up the narrative, is the fertile ground where nationalist populism blossoms.
Who are we trying to kid and for how long will we keep on kidding ourselves, when the snake is already out of its basket and spitting venom?