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John Dickerson's "The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency" is a book that has caused a sensation in the United States. I assume that Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek premier, is ready to write a similar book on his own experience.

As this column has noted in the past, at the time of the financial crisis and the bailout agreements, the history accelerator is on full throttle. Developments are coming thick and fast and political time is moving at a much faster pace than before. We would never have imagined that being the prime minister of Greece would be an even more complex and dangerous job after the memorandum era. 

And yet. The migration/refugee crisis, the coronavirus pandemic, the subsequent recession and, finally, the threat from Turkey have created the perfect storm. The situation is testing the perseverance of Greek society, of the state and of the...

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