A critical review of Yanis Varoufakis’ bestselling account of the Greek debt crisis.

1. On the Rhetorical Mode

In 2017, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis published Adults in the Room, his bestselling memoir of the economic crisis that ravaged his country in the 2010s. …

I. A seductive fallacy

On 14 December 1973, in Copenhagen, the Heads of Government of the nine countries that then formed the European Community published a Declaration on European Identity. In it, the member states asserted that they were “determined to defend the principles of representative democracy, of the rule of law, of social…

It’s common for a work of popular media, like a period film, a documentary, or a book, to encourage us to rethink a particular historical figure or event. …

Andrea Tallarita

Writer, Berlin-based.

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