Greek National Theater in the meat grinder

In his recent speech in Parliament on the education reform bill, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that "nowhere in the world do we see scenes like those at our universities, where historic buildings are vandalized… and, more importantly, people are threatened, professors beaten and girls raped." The response from opposition leader Alexis Tsipras was: "You've had to go as far as telling us that people are being raped at our higher education institutions. I don't know, maybe you're confused? Maybe you confuse them with the National Theater?"

In his rebuttal, the prime minister set the leftist leader straight on several points, including correcting him for misquoting Odysseas Elytis' "Axion Esti" when he made a reference to "bums with swollen feet" and calling him out on his comment about "dimwitted citizens." He also defended state broadcaster ERT, which the SYRIZA...

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