NASA people

Publicity stunt

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited two deeply knowledgeable experts on climate change to his office Thursday.

It was a good and useful thing to do. But it would be better if he didn't only remember to turn to the experts on occasions when his public image demanded it.

You should have known better, Professor

Professor Stamatios Krimigis was well aware that Greece is second almost to none in its shocking lack of meritocracy. He knew that there are pockets of excellence at universities and institutions, people working in extremely unfavorable conditions, who, however, don't seek any kind of acknowledgment, partly because they are afraid that someone will come along to wreck it all.