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PETER BRATSIS ON THE GREEK CRISIS

“Modern Greece Emerges As
A Symptom of Europe”

Delivered at the European Ideas conference, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
Published April 2012. Video from the europeanideas channel.

“If the causes of the crisis are particular to Greece itself, then Greece is a very small country, less than 2 percent of the EU economy. If the crisis were particular to Greece or the causes were only Greece, it would not be a crisis that would impact world capitalism or even the EU and the Eurozone, fundamentally. So I think that’s the first sign that we need to look for causes that are well beyond Greece itself… We need to look for, in Greece, much more universal tendencies that show us why the crisis appears until now to have such a history-making potentiality.”

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