In the land that fathered Democracy, liberties are no longer taken for granted. Opening a new business has become a Herculean task, while calculating your taxes for the next couple of years requires a prediction from the Oracle. And, as far as civic justice is concerned, although the laws are in place -sometimes in a Draconian perspective- they do not seem to apply equally to everyone. Add a comment
Read more: Live your myth in Greece

From a liberal perspective, the only positive side of Greece’s crisis may be that liberals cannot be made responsible for the malaise: As a political force, liberals have been too weak - and far away from political power and responsibility. This is but a small comfort, for - as I will argue - Greece would be far better off had it had liberal governance; arguably, it would not be in the mess it finds herself in today had basic liberal principles been applied in the recent past. Indirectly, therefore, and through their weakness and lack of political determination, Greece’s liberals are not without responsibility.
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Read more: The Malaise of Greece’s Liberalism – A Commentary

Greeks have been called to vote NO or YES in a referendum next Sunday. Many, including maybe on the Greek Liberal Monitor, will analyse why Greek voters should vote yes or no, based on the actual content of the text, the options at hand and the economic value of the proposal being put to the vote. Many, including Alexis Tsipras today in a televised address have already done this. I have myself enjoyed such a discussion on social media or with friends. Nevertheless, I don't intend to do so in this column. That might sound self-defeating or illogical, but please, keep with me a little more.
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Read more: Why Greeks Should Vote YES

As you all know by now, Greece is in dire economic straits (nothing new), and has just taken a referendum which will be used by the Greek government to negotiate with the EU, which has might lead to the Greece leaving the EU (something which no Greek wants for a variety of reasons). The government has huge massive support in this, fuelled by austerity without reforms which has led the average Greek citizen to feel powerless and angry at what is going on. Pretty straightforward right? Add a comment
Read more: Creeping totalitarianism