‘Adults in the Room’ lays bare a European failure. It is not the Greek crisis.

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. The book…