True as much of this is, it leaves out the question of why Varoufakis didn’t advocate return to the drachma to his fellow Greeks. He can’t have been politically so naive as to have imagined his eloquence and rationality would or could move the finance ministrs of the neoliberal European and American New World Disorder into shifting their stance and adopting a set of far more humane — as well as rational — economic polices. As the minister in charge of the Greek economy, it behooved him to explain the true reality of the situation to the Greek electorate itself and to advise them that, in the EU such as exists today, it is i their best interest to leave the eurozone, declare bankruptcy, and turn to developing the competitiveness of the sectors in which Greece can
still excell. The eurozone is NOT the EU — nor is it sacrosanct. As it is, the ordinary people of Greece have been manipulated into supporting a project that works at their detriment. That’s not a new kind of politics.