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What’s gone wrong with democracy

Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it?
Economist: February 27, 2014

Snubbing Democracy 101

For the first time since the fall of the military dictatorship in 1974, a party’s deputies and members are being charged with felony; for the first time, we have seen a party like Golden Dawn enter Parliament; and for the first time, deputies are beating up citizens in the open.
Paschos Mandravelis: October 3, 2013

Reform and its enemies

All conservatives have to do is point a finger at the present and raise the alarm about the future.
Paschos Mandravelis: August 18, 2013

Mysteries of the ballot box

Last year’s elections and opinion polls since show that the Greek people voted out the thieves and replaced them with thugs, they punished the loudmouths and replaced them with bullies.
Paschos Mandravelis: August 9, 2013

Greeks voting in anger cannot expect anything different from Syriza

If the leftwing coalition were to win Greece's election, it would still have to follow more or less the same policy as other parties
Paschos Mandravelis: June 15, 2012

The unpunished politicians and the eroded democracy of Greece

Greece's democracy resembles more the Eastern types of regimes rather than the typical Western Democracies which exist in other European countries.
Thanos Dimadis: May 3, 2011

Mikis Theodorakis: A Legend for Greece

Mikis is not just a great composer and a generous fighter of Democracy and Liberty - he is a symbol. A symbol of modern Greece.
Mottas: May 20, 2010

An Atenazo? I don’t think so.

Youths riot in Greece following the killing of a 15-year old by the police.
Irlandos: May 20, 2010

A Test of Citizenship

Is Greece under foreign occupation whereas violence is the only available option for protest? Or, is it that there’s so much democracy and freedom of expression that anything is permissible?
Athinaios: May 21, 2010