The tide of anger

Golden Dawn might be out of Parliament and its leaders in the dock, but no one should believe that our society has been freed of the danger of bigotry and violence.

The greatest defeats don't always come in the greatest battle; they may come gradually, with successive, small defeats, until suddenly the whole battlefield is under the enemy's boot. In our country, the battlefield is the space of civilized political exchange, of democracy; its enemies are those who see this rivalry as a demand to destroy the enemy.

Close to 200 years after the start of the Greek War of Independence and we have still not harnessed our national energy to the service of the greatest national priority - survival and prosperity.

If the times were not so dangerous, with our region and the world in a state of flux, if Greece had no hopes of succeeding, these thoughts would have no...

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