Only a Referendum Can Save Greece from its Current Leaders’ Folly

FILE - Protesters take part in a rally opposing Greece's name deal with neighbouring FYROM in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Greece is supposedly preparing to exit the hated memorandum era and return to the markets, but it now faces a far greater problem than its protracted economic woes: an excessive deficit of democracy. Just like its erstwhile financial deficit, its democratic deficit can primarily be attributed to politicians placing their own self-interest far above the nation’s, and the democratically defunct institutions of the European Union.

In the words of C.P. Cavafy, “that things in the Colony are not what they should …

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