A Marie Antoinette of Greek Debt

Meet Yanis Veroufakis, Greek Minister of Finances and the man Libération calls “the pop-star of the left”: Just another rich and privileged politician pretending to be something he is not.

In fact, Mr Veroufakis is that most conventional of figures, the adolescent who cannot bear to be fully adult, who wants to be 18 to 20 forever. In a few years’ time, indeed, we shall see the first eighty-year old adolescents. I don’t envy the geriatricians of the future.

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