The sad state of political and economic affairs in Greece has caused its people almost ten years of suffering; a lost decade with no end in sight. The only way of ending this purgatory is for Greeks to demand their country’s departure from the single currency. It’s high time for Grexit.
On his last international trip as president, Barack Obama gave an important speech in Athens on democracy. In it, he hailed European integration as “one of the great political and economic achievements of human history.” He is right to defend democracy, but his comments betray a fundamental misunderstanding of the European Union, which has been an undemocratic organization from its inception. Democracy is on the rise in Europe, and whatever comes next cannot include the EU.