Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis, who resigned as Finance Minister for Greece's Syriza-led government on Monday, July 6, 2015, is the author of The Global Minotaur and a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Follow him on Twitter: @yanisvaroufakis

 

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Monday, January 23, 2017
We Need an Alternative to Trump's Nationalism. It Isn't the Status Quo
A clash of two insurgencies is now shaping the west. Progressives on both sides of the Atlantic are on the sidelines, unable to comprehend what they are observing. Donald Trump’s inauguration marks its pinnacle. One of the two insurgencies shaping our world today has been analysed ad nauseum...
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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Building a Progressive International
ATHENS – Politics in the advanced economies of the West is in the throes of a political shakeup unseen since the 1930s. The Great Deflation now gripping both sides of the Atlantic is reviving political forces that had lain dormant since the end of World War II. Passion is returning to politics, but...
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Saturday, March 05, 2016
A United, Democratized Europe Is Our Only Weapon Against A Dark Continent
Following the Berlin Launch of DiEM25 , eleven representatives of the GREENS (including two Members of the European Parliament) sent DiEM25 an Open Letter welcoming its 'birth' and urging us to unite in the fight for a Democratic, Sustainable, Humanist, Open Europe. Here is Yanis Varoufakis' reply...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
A Message to a Pro-Austerity Bully from a Pro-Democracy "Apostate"
Italian PM M. Renzi (click here for his speech) recently rejoiced at having “got rid of me” – citing my ‘removal’ from the ‘scene’ as a sign that ‘apostates’ (i.e. those who divide their parties) are jettisoned. His is a motivated illusion. Last July ‘they’ ‘got rid’ of something much more...
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Monday, July 06, 2015
Europe’s Greek Moment
It took German Chancellor Angela Merkel two long years to visit President Obama. She eventually arrived at the White House this June. After considerable pomp and ceremony, the two leaders sat down at the Oval Office for two hours to discuss the most pressing world affairs. After the meeting, their...
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