I just read an interesting article about Greece written by an Australian of Greek origin: "Why Greece's economic tragedy is a warning for Australia".
I quote the last two paragraphs and the bio at the end of the article:
Ultimately the Greek crisis is a social struggle for independence and
self-respect. It is about the right of a poor nation to be kind to its
citizens. This is about the right to maintain safety nets for all. Sound
The present crisis is a turning point in Greek history.
In 1941, Greece said "No" to the Axis powers and delayed the advance of
Hitler to Russia. In a few days Greek citizens will be in a position to
decide their fate with a "Yes" or a "No". Do they capitulate and sell
their soul or do they suffer hardship and preserve their freedom? There
is an old Greek saying that is quite apt for every Australian: "Better
one hour of freedom than 40 years of slavery".
Athanasou is a psychologist of Greek-Australian background and whose
father came to Australia in 1923. He is an Adjunct Professor of
Education, University of Technology, Sydney.