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Dienstag, 24. Februar 2015

Una Mullally: Why Greece's rebellious streak is so appealing

"There's something very appealing about Greece's current rebellious streak. Everyone loves a rebel, an underdog and a comeback, and Greece is now two of those. It is inevitable that even among the Irish - who benefited hugely from the European Union since its previously inception - grumpiness would start to creep in when the stark reality emerged that we're not all in this together after all. There are hierarchies, there are bosses, there are subordinates. There are sharks and minnows. And there is the Irish plankton. But Greece asserting itself brings to mind Èamon de Valera's love affair with asserting Ireland's miniature prowess, making an asset out of being a small nation, at least in rhetoric."